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LWP-REQUEST(1)	      User Contributed Perl Documentation	LWP-REQUEST(1)

NAME
       lwp-request - Simple command line user agent

SYNOPSIS
       lwp-request [-afPuUsSedvhx] [-m method] [-b base	URL] [-t timeout]
		   [-i if-modified-since] [-c content-type]
		   [-C credentials] [-p	proxy-url] [-o format] url...

DESCRIPTION
       This program can	be used	to send	requests to WWW	servers	and your local
       file system. The	request	content	for POST and PUT methods is read from
       stdin.  The content of the response is printed on stdout.  Error
       messages	are printed on stderr.	The program returns a status value
       indicating the number of	URLs that failed.

       The options are:

       -m <method>
	   Set which method to use for the request.  If	this option is not
	   used, then the method is derived from the name of the program.

       -f  Force request through, even if the program believes that the	method
	   is illegal.	The server might reject	the request eventually.

       -b <uri>
	   This	URI will be used as the	base URI for resolving all relative
	   URIs	given as argument.

       -t <timeout>
	   Set the timeout value for the requests.  The	timeout	is the amount
	   of time that	the program will wait for a response from the remote
	   server before it fails.  The	default	unit for the timeout value is
	   seconds.  You might append "m" or "h" to the	timeout	value to make
	   it minutes or hours,	respectively.  The default timeout is '3m',
	   i.e.	3 minutes.

       -i <time>
	   Set the If-Modified-Since header in the request. If time is the
	   name	of a file, use the modification	timestamp for this file. If
	   time	is not a file, it is parsed as a literal date. Take a look at
	   HTTP::Date for recognized formats.

       -c <content-type>
	   Set the Content-Type	for the	request.  This option is only allowed
	   for requests	that take a content, i.e. POST and PUT.	 You can force
	   methods to take content by using the	"-f" option together with
	   "-c".  The default Content-Type for POST is
	   "application/x-www-form-urlencoded".	 The default Content-type for
	   the others is "text/plain".

       -p <proxy-url>
	   Set the proxy to be used for	the requests.  The program also	loads
	   proxy settings from the environment.	 You can disable this with the
	   "-P"	option.

       -P  Don't load proxy settings from environment.

       -H <header>
	   Send	this HTTP header with each request. You	can specify several,
	   e.g.:

	       lwp-request \
		   -H 'Referer:	http://other.url/' \
		   -H 'Host: somehost' \
		   http://this.url/

       -C <username>:<password>
	   Provide credentials for documents that are protected	by Basic
	   Authentication.  If the document is protected and you did not
	   specify the username	and password with this option, then you	will
	   be prompted to provide these	values.

       The following options controls what is displayed	by the program:

       -u  Print request method	and absolute URL as requests are made.

       -U  Print request headers in addition to	request	method and absolute
	   URL.

       -s  Print response status code.	This option is always on for HEAD
	   requests.

       -S  Print response status chain.	This shows redirect and	authorization
	   requests that are handled by	the library.

       -e  Print response headers.  This option	is always on for HEAD
	   requests.

       -E  Print response status chain with full response headers.

       -d  Do not print	the content of the response.

       -o <format>
	   Process HTML	content	in various ways	before printing	it.  If	the
	   content type	of the response	is not HTML, then this option has no
	   effect.  The	legal format values are; "text", "ps", "links",	"html"
	   and "dump".

	   If you specify the "text" format then the HTML will be formatted as
	   plain "latin1" text.	 If you	specify	the "ps" format	then it	will
	   be formatted	as Postscript.

	   The "links" format will output all links found in the HTML
	   document.  Relative links will be expanded to absolute ones.

	   The "html" format will reformat the HTML code and the "dump"	format
	   will	just dump the HTML syntax tree.

	   Note	that the "HTML-Tree" distribution needs	to be installed	for
	   this	option to work.	 In addition the "HTML-Format" distribution
	   needs to be installed for "-o text" or "-o ps" to work.

       -v  Print the version number of the program and quit.

       -h  Print usage message and quit.

       -a  Set text(ascii) mode	for content input and output.  If this option
	   is not used,	content	input and output is done in binary mode.

       Because this program is implemented using the LWP library, it will only
       support the protocols that LWP supports.

SEE ALSO
       lwp-mirror, LWP

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 1995-1999 Gisle Aas.

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.

AUTHOR
       Gisle Aas <gisle@aas.no>

perl v5.32.0			  2020-08-18			LWP-REQUEST(1)

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