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Setting and reading cookies with Perl?

Setting and reading cookies with Perl?

Setting and reading cookies with Perl?

I'm having trouble setting and reading cookies with a Perl script. I was wondering if anyone has a "generic" perl script that will help me accomplish my goal.


RE: Setting and reading cookies with Perl?

Look on www.cpan.org for the perl::Cooke module, or something like that.

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RE: Setting and reading cookies with Perl?

If cookies are enabled in your browser, the following should set a cookie named 'cookThis' and with each hit of this code, the value of the cookie should swap back and forth between null and 'Some Cookie value here'.

use CGI;
$query = new CGI;
$thisCGI = $query->url();

# try to read the cookie via the CGI.pm method
$cookThis = $query->cookie(-name=>'cookThis');

# If the cookie exists, edit it's values.
# else, create it's values.
if ($cookThis)
    $cookie = $query->cookie(-name=>"cookThis",
    $cookie = $query->cookie(-name=>"cookThis",
        -value=>"Some Cookie value here",

# print the cookie in the header.
print $query->header(-cookie=>$cookie);
print "<BR>CookThis is $cookThis<BR>";
print $query->start_html(-title=>"cook this");
print $query ->start_multipart_form('POST',"$thisCGI");
print '<BR>',$query->submit('doWhat','cook');
print $query->end_form;
print $query->end_html;

Just ask if you have questions....

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