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Need simple web scraper in Perl
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I am a client of sentix.de, a provider of certain financial data.

I need a web scraper in Perl which does this:
First, log in to   [obscured]  /index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=login using my personal login data. Second, download a CSV file from sentix.de which is automatically generated by their server when a certain URL (with parameters) is used.

The perl script must be a function (subroutine) like &download_sentix which returns the contents of the CSV file as a string (or an error message with explanation). Reasonable error handling must be done including timeouts.

The code must be compatible with ActiveState Perl 5.14.2. You can use any precompiled modules available from the ActiveState Package Manager (ppm), but no other modules.

(The output from the scraper will only be used personally by me and according to their terms of use. The generation of CSV files by calling a specific URL after login is an official service which they provide for their customers.)...

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Perl
Job ID: 28663047
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I have 9+ years in programming perl/python/php/Qt/c/C++/Shell scripting/JS etc through out my carrier I have worked for EDA, webapps/standalone...
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Bid ID: 28663729  |  Submitted: Feb 13, 2012 21:31 ET 
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