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Old 03-28-2005, 06:02 AM   #1
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using wget


Hi,

I'm wanting to use wget, read the manual pages but not very clear.

Let's suppose I want to download all textfiles located on:
http://www.linuxmanuals.org/

The site is subdivided in

http://www.linuxmanuals.org/software
http://www.linuxmanuals.org/hardware
http://www.linuxmanuals.org/installation
http://www.linuxmanuals.org/security
...


So on the first page (homepage) there are not really textfiles i'm interested in but in the /software /hardware /installation and /security there are direct links to the textfiles.

So if I have figured it out rightly, I need to download all txt files, 1 link deep from http://www.linuxmanuals.org/


by the way is there anyway to save the files it downloads into a specified directory?

Now my question is how will my command look like? something like

wget -A txt -l 1 http://www.linuxmanuals.org/

or am I completely wrong?

Many thx

Wannes

Last edited by bucovaina78; 03-28-2005 at 06:06 AM.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 06:24 AM   #2
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your example seems to work for me, but I'd suggest using -r and l 2
 
Old 03-28-2005, 06:39 AM   #3
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-r option

what's the difference between the -A and -r option? the -r seems to work for me and -A not
 
Old 03-28-2005, 07:02 AM   #4
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from the manpage for wget:
-A acclist --accept acclist
-R rejlist --reject rejlist
Specify comma-separated lists of file name suffixes or patterns to accept or reject (@pxref{Types of Files} for
more details).


-r is recursive!!!
 
  


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