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

       lwp-download - Fetch large files from the web

       lwp-download [-a] [-s] <url> [<local path>]

       The lwp-download program will save the file at url to a local file.

       If local path is not specified, then the current directory is assumed.

       If local path is a directory, then the last segment of the path of the url is appended to form a local
       filename.  If the url path ends with slash the name "index" is used.  With the -s option pick up the last
       segment of the filename from server provided sources like the Content-Disposition header or any redirect URLs.
       A file extension to match the server reported Content-Type might also be appended.  If a file with the produced
       filename already exists, then lwp-download will prompt before it overwrites and will fail if its standard input
       is not a terminal.  This form of invocation will also fail is no acceptable filename can be derived from the
       sources mentioned above.

       If local path is not a directory, then it is simply used as the path to save into.  If the file already exists
       it's overwritten.

       The lwp-download program is implemented using the libwww-perl library.  It is better suited to down load big
       files than the lwp-request program because it does not store the file in memory.  Another benefit is that it
       will keep you updated about its progress and that you don't have much options to worry about.

       Use the "-a" option to save the file in text (ascii) mode.  Might make a difference on dosish systems.

       Fetch the newest and greatest perl version:

        $ lwp-download
        Saving to 'latest.tar.gz'...
        11.4 MB received in 8 seconds (1.43 MB/sec)

       Gisle Aas <>

perl v5.10.1                      2012-01-13                   LWP-DOWNLOAD(1)