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stream to STDIN from an external HTTP URL

Using a url as the file

     
5:28 pm on Jan 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Is it possible to stream to STDIN from a URL? Relative thread that prompts me to ask this question:
Using Exec Function to Dump Dump Database [webmasterworld.com]
7:56 pm on Jan 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Sure, just pipe from wget.
9:08 pm on Jan 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Oh man, what a "Duh." moment. I cannot believe ... nevermind. Thanks for bringing me back to the obvious, jtara.
3:40 am on Jan 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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you can use lwp-request if you need the html stream...