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lwp-dump - See what headers and content is returned for a URL
lwp-dump [ options ] URL
The lwp-dump program will get the resource indentified by the URL and then
dump the response object to STDOUT. This will display the headers returned and
the initial part of the content, escaped so that it's safe to display even
binary content. The escapes syntax used is the same as for Perl's double
quoted strings. If there is no content the string ``(no content)'' is shown in
The following options are recognized:
- --agent str
Override the user agent string passed to the server.
LWP internally generate various "Client-*" headers that are stripped by
lwp-dump in order to show the headers exactly as the server provided them.
This option will suppress this.
- --max-length n
How much of the content to show. The default is 512. Set this
to 0 for unlimited.
If the content is longer then the string is chopped at the
limit and the string ``...\n(### more bytes not shown)''
- --method str
Use the given method for the request instead of the default ``GET''.
By default lwp-dump will not try to initialize headers by looking at the
head section of HTML documents. This option enables this. This corresponds to
``parse_head'' in LWP::UserAgent.
lwp-request, LWP, ``dump'' in HTTP::Message
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