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Old 12-13-2005
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I've got to do a wget call in a Perl Script.

I am basically doing migration of a shell script which was previously doing it.
The code in the sh file was as follows.

wget -nv -o /tmp/wget.run.log -t 5 -w 10 http://windows-server/myapp/1try.asp?myparam=no

This wget command is executing an ASP page on a remote IIS server.

Now, this command will create a file with the name 1try.asp?myparam=no in my current directory.

The sh script actually runs many wget commands and creates many such files. Ultimately I do a cat on all files and redirect the o/p to a single csv file.
This csv file is then used by sqlldr to load into the DB.

The whole process seems very complicated and hence i want to replace this sh script wth a perl script.
Do let me know if I can exclude the use of wget and use something else.
Also, if I have to use wget how can I make the process smoother and less complicated and easy to implement and maintain.

Thanks,
Rahul.
# 2  
Old 12-28-2005
I've done something

But this is untested. So I need your views on it.

unless( `$WGET -nv -o /tmp/wget.asp.log -t 5 -w 10 http://windows-server/myapp/1try.asp?myparam=no` )
{
print " Cannot execute http://windows-server/myapp/1try.asp?myparam=no on the Soft-Ex Server\n";
}

Also I cannot test this as i don't have access to this server where the asp file is. But still i need to write the code. Please help.
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