message_group - Send a message to a myspace group
Where config_file is a YAML file containing account and message info. Note that
this should be readable only by you (i.e. chmod 600 config_file).
This script is a command-line front end for the WWW::Myspace::Message module
that lets you message all the members of a specific MySpace group. This is
handy if, say, your band sounds like another band and you want to send a
message to the members of that group saying that they might like your music
because they like that band.
Sample config file:
subject: Hi there!
This is a message.
It is, and must be, indented by two spaces.
# You can also do this to specify multiple groups (notice the indent again):
This script will read the config file and start messaging. If it hits the
max_count value or a CAPTCHA response, it will sleep for 24 hours, then
continue. If the script is stopped or interrupted, re-run it using the same
config file and it will pick up where it left off. The script invokes the
send_all method in WWW::Myspace::Message. Use perldoc WWW::Myspace::Message to
read the docs on that module.
Note: To run this as a cron job, set delay_time to 0 in the config file. This
will make it exit instead of pausing when it hits max_count or CAPTCHA. This
is good because it'll re-read the friends list on the next run, so it'll pick
up any changes.
Be careful when specifying multiple groups. The script will read all the friends
from all the groups each time it's run. Since you're only going to message
about 300 per day, that can be a big waste of resources. Try to do one group
at a time.
Please report any bugs or feature requests, or send any patches, to
"bug-www-myspace at rt.cpan.org", or through the web interface at
<http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=WWW-Myspace>. I will be
notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as
I make changes.
IF YOU USE A MAIL SERVICE (or program) WITH JUNK MAIL FILTERING, especially
HOTMAIL or YAHOO, add the bug reporting email address above to your address
book so that you can receive status updates.
Bug reports are nice, patches are nicer.
You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
You can also look for information at:
- AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation
- CPAN Ratings
- RT: CPAN's request tracker
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Copyright 2005-2006 Grant Grueninger, all rights reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the same terms as Perl itself.