get(path, initheader = nil, dest = nil) public

Gets data from path on the connected-to host. header must be a Hash like { ‘Accept’ => ‘/’, … }.

In version 1.1 (ruby 1.6), this method returns a pair of objects, a Net::HTTPResponse object and the entity body string. In version 1.2 (ruby 1.8), this method returns a Net::HTTPResponse object.

If called with a block, yields each fragment of the entity body in turn as a string as it is read from the socket. Note that in this case, the returned response object will not contain a (meaningful) body.

dest argument is obsolete. It still works but you must not use it.

In version 1.1, this method might raise an exception for 3xx (redirect). In this case you can get a HTTPResponse object by “anException.response”.

In version 1.2, this method never raises exception.

# version 1.1 (bundled with Ruby 1.6)
response, body = http.get('/index.html')

# version 1.2 (bundled with Ruby 1.8 or later)
response = http.get('/index.html')

# using block
File.open('result.txt', 'w') {|f|
  http.get('/~foo/') do |str|
    f.write str
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