pagesjaunes(1) Lookup phones numbers from


pagesjaunes [options ...]

-activite -business : Business type
-nom -name : Name
-prenom -firstname : First name
-localite -town : Town
-departement -district : Dept district or Region
-useragent : String to be passed as User-Agent header
(this may be needed to bypass user-agent detection)
-fast : Submit the request directly without querying the form

-separator : Character used to separate the fields (default '\t')
-limit : Maximum number of results returned
-english : Use the english interface
-quiet : Turn off error messages display
-help : Brief help message
-man : Full documentation
-version : Display version number

You must provide the localite/town option, and either activite/business or nom/name option. The prenom/firstname option is ignored if the localite/town option is set.


-activite or -business
Activity or business type you're looking for. This is a mandatory switch if you don't specify the -name or -nom switches.
-nom or -name
Name of the person or company you're looking for. Note that the search is done with a fuzzy match.
-prenom or -firstname
First name of the person you're looking for. This option is ignored if the -activite or -business are set.
-adresse or -address
Address of the person you're searching for.
-localite or -town
Name of the town.
-department or -district
Department district or Region you're searching in.
Character used to separate fields in the result set. Default is a tabulation character.
The default user-agent string passed to the site is "``WWW::Search::Pagesjaunes/x.xx'' where x.xx is the version of the module.

Sometimes, it is needed to change it to other user-agent strings.

Maximum number of entries returned. Default is 50. If you set it to 0 or a negative number, it will return all the entries found.
Use the english interface of This means that you can enter business types in english (i.e. 'plumber' instead of 'plombier'), and error messages will be displayed in english.
No error messages are printed when this switch is on
Print a brief help message and exits.
Prints the manual page and exits.
Prints the version of the script and exits.


This script provides name, phone number and addresses of French telephone subscribers by using the directory and the WWW::Search::Pagesjaunes module.


Please read the Publisher information of <> available at the following URL: <>

This script is Copyright (C) 2002, Briac Pilpre

This script is free software; you can redistribute it or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


Briac Pilpre <[email protected]>