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Perl script to get Numly

Following up on Numly tags help protect your digital content, I wrote a Perl script to fetch Numly ESN's.

I have this script create a ".numly" file in the same directory as the original page; my page display code notices if that file exists and displays it if it does.

So, for example, to create the Numly data for this page, I'd run "getesn.pl http://aplawrence.com/Programming/numly_tags.html" and that will create "/Programming/numly_tags.numly" in the appropriate place.

I didn't put a lot of error checking in here, and of course you'd need to modify it for your own particular needs.

See LWP and POST and GET for more on using Perl LWP.

# Numly esn getter
# A.P. Lawrence 2008/01/07
# POST method form
use HTTP::Request::Common qw(POST);
use LWP::UserAgent;
chdir($webdir) or exit 1;
$url=shift @ARGV;
chomp $url;
$myfile=~ s/http.*aplawrence.com.//;
# you'd be trimming your domain
$numly=~ s/.html$/.numly/;
if (-e $numly) {
  print "$numly exists!";exit 1;
@description=<I>;close I;
$description= join " ",@description;
foreach (@description) {
  last if $docname;
  # this section will probably be different for you
  if (/<h1>/) {
    $docname=~ s/.*bookmark">//;
    $docname=~ s/<.*//;
 if (not $docname) {
  print "No docname!\n";
  exit 1;

# ready to go get it
my $req= POST 'http://www.numly.com/numly/generate.asp', [
username => 'pcunix',
docname => $docname,
docdesc => $description,
author => 'Anthony Lawrence',
publisher => 'Anthony Lawrence',
licensee => 'Anthony Lawrence',
licemail => 'pcunix at gmail.com',
idonly => 'True',
url => $url];
@stuff = split /\n/,$result;
$FID=~ s/(......)(......)(..)$/-$1-$2-$3/;
print $content; 
print O <<EOF;
alt="numly esn" src="http://numly.com/numly/icon.asp?id=$ID"
border="0" /> $FID<br /><img alt="numly barcode"
/></a><br><br> 2008 All Rights Reserved.</p>
close O;
exit 0;

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