Originally Posted by fancylad
I'm not sure if you can write a shell script that does this without using something like wget. I might be wrong. If I am I'd like to know how.
I'm with you on this one fancylad. wget, curl, lftp, i've even used nc to pull a file from the web before but i've never seen anything come from /proc or /dev...
There's generally a binary somewhere that does the leg-work for you on retrieving the page(s) and file(s) for your script to further handle and manipulate.