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LWP::Curl - LWP methods implementation with Curl engine


Version 0.11


  use LWP::Curl;
  my $lwpcurl = LWP::Curl->new();
  my $content = $lwpcurl->get('',''); 
  # get the page passing with referer


LWP::Curl provides an interface similar to the LWP library, but is built on top of the Curl library. The simple LWP-style interface means you don't have to know anything about the underlying library.

Constructor ^


Creates and returns a new LWP::Curl object, hereafter referred to as the "lwpcurl".

    my $lwpcurl = LWP::Curl->new()



Get content of $url, passing $referer if defined.

    use LWP::Curl;
        my $referer = '';
        my $get_url = '';
    my $lwpcurl = LWP::Curl->new();
        my $content = $lwpcurl->get($get_url, $referer); 

The get method croak()'s if the request fails, so wrap an eval around it if you want to handle failure more elegantly.


POST the $hash_form fields in $url, passing $referer if defined:

  use LWP::Curl;
  my $lwpcurl = LWP::Curl->new();
  my $referer = '';
  my $post_url = '';
  my $hash_form = { 
    'field1' => 'value1',
    'field2' => 'value2',
  my $content = $lwpcurl->post($post_url, $hash_form, $referer); 


Set the timeout to use for all subsequent requests, in seconds. Defaults to 180 seconds.


Turn on/off auto_encode.


Sets the user agent string to the expanded version from a table of actual user strings. $alias can be one of the following:

then it will be replaced with a more interesting one. For instance,

  $lwpcurl->agent_alias( 'Windows IE 6' );

sets your User-Agent to

  Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)


Set the proxy in the constructor, $proxyurl will be like:

libcurl respects the environment variables http_proxy, ftp_proxy, all_proxy etc, if any of those are set. The $lwpcurl->proxy option does however override any possibly set environment variables.

To disable proxy set $lwpcurl->proxy('');

$lwpcurl->proxy without argument, return the current proxy


This is a small list of features I'm plan to add. Feel free to contribute with your wishlist and comentaries!


Lindolfo Rodrigues de Oliveira Neto, <lorn at>


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-lwp-curl at, or through the web interface at I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc LWP::Curl

You can also look for information at:


Thanks to Breno G. Oliveira for the great tips. Thanks for the LWP and WWW::Mechanize for the inspiration. Thanks for Neil Bowers for patches


Copyright 2009 Lindolfo Rodrigues de Oliveira Neto, all rights reserved.

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

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