IO::All::LWP - IO::All interface to LWP
" > io('ftp://localhost/test/x'); # save to FTP
$content < io('http://example.org'); # GET webpage
io('http://example.org') > io('index.php'); # save webpage
This module acts as glue between IO::All and LWP, so that files can be
read and written through the network using the convenient <IO:All>
interface. Note that this module is not "use"d directly: you just use
IO::All, which knows when to autoload IO::All::HTTP, IO::All::HTTPS,
IO::All::FTP, or IO::All::Gopher, which implement the specific
protocols based on IO::All::LWP.
GET requests. When the IO::All object is opened, the URI is fetched and
stored by the object in an internal file handle. It can then be
accessed like any other file via the IO::All methods and operators, it
can be tied, etc.
PUT requests. When the IO::All object is opened, an internal file
handle is created. It is possible to that file handle using the various
IO::All methods and operators, it can be tied, etc. If $io->put is not
called explicitly, when the IO::All object is closed, either explicitly
via $io->close or automatically upon destruction, the actual PUT
request is made.
The bad news is that the whole file is stored in memory after getting
it or before putting it. This may cause problems if you are dealing
with multi-gigabyte files!
The simplest way of doing things is via the overloaded operators > and
<, as shown in the SYNOPSIS. These take care of automatically opening
and closing the files and connections as needed. However, various
methods are available to provide a finer degree of control.
This is a subclass of IO::All. In addition to the inherited methods,
the following methods are available:
Set or get the user agent object (LWP::UserAgent or a subclass). If
called with a list, the list is passed to LWP::UserAgent->new. If
called with an object, the object is used directly as the user
agent. Note that there is a default user agent if no user agent is
Set or get the URI. It can take either a URI object or a string,
and it returns an URI object. Note that calling this method
overrides the user and password fields, because URIs can contain
Set or get the user name for authentication. Note that the user
name (and the password) can also be set as part of the URL, as in
Set or get the password for authentication. Note that the password
can also be set as part of the URL, as discussed above.
GET the current URI using LWP. Or, if called with an HTTP::Request
object as a parameter, it does that request instead. It returns the
PUT to the current URI using LWP. If called with an HTTP::Request
object, it does that request instead. If called with a scalar, it
PUTs that as the content to the current URI, instead of the current
Return the HTTP::Response object.
Does an LWP request. It requires an HTTP::Request object as a
parameter. Returns an HTTP::Response object.
Overrides the "open" method from IO::All. It takes care of GETting
the content, or of setting up the internal buffer for PUTting. Just
like the "open" method from IO::All, it can take a mode: '<' for
GET and '>' for PUT.
Overrides the "close" method from IO::All. It takes care of PUTting
This module uses LWP for all the heavy lifting. It also requires
perl-5.8.0 or a more recent version.
IO::All, LWP, IO::All::HTTP, IO::All::FTP.
Ivan Tubert-Brohman <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Brian Ingerson <email@example.com>
Thanks to Sergey Gleizer for the ua method.
Copyright (c) 2007. Ivan Tubert-Brohman and Brian Ingerson. All rights
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the same terms as Perl itself.