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Manual Reference Pages  -  MESSAGE_GROUP (1)

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NAME

message_group - Send a message to a myspace group

CONTENTS

VERSION

Version 0.7

SYNOPSIS



 message_group config_file



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:

 ---
 account: myaccount@myspace.com
 password: mypassword
 subject: Hi there!
 cache_file: /path/to/mycache
 message: |
   This is a message.
   It is, and must be, indented by two spaces.
  
   - Me
 group: 1255555

 # You can also do this to specify multiple groups (notice the indent again):
 group:
   - 1255555
   - 1244444
   - 1345553



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.



 delay_time: 0



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.

BUGS

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.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.



    perldoc message_group



You can also look for information at:
o AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation

<http://annocpan.org/dist/WWW-Myspace>

o CPAN Ratings

<http://cpanratings.perl.org/d/WWW-Myspace>

o RT: CPAN’s request tracker

<http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=WWW-Myspace>

o Search CPAN

<http://search.cpan.org/dist/WWW-Myspace>

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

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.

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