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Old 08-16-2008, 04:15 AM   #1
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downloading from the terminal itself, is it possible?


Hi all,

I have a very intriguing question to ask.
I am using solaris.
While downloading some movies i had this thought, it goes like this.
Whenever we want to download a file from an url...
We connect to it first then look for the download button and hit it...

Now my question is ,is there a way to open that particular url in the terminal and find out the "download" button and from the terminal itself, click it (or something that does an equivalent of clicking) so that it can start downloading?

Kindly assist!
 
Old 08-16-2008, 04:21 AM   #2
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wget may help you
 
Old 08-16-2008, 06:06 AM   #3
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or "curl"...
 
Old 08-16-2008, 08:15 AM   #4
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There are many ways which a download link may appear in a web page.

If it's just a hyperlink which you can mouse-over and see the URL in the status bar, then you can just copy that URL using the "copy link location" in the context menu of your browser, and then use wget or curl to download that link.

However, many download sites don't provide URLs as regular hyperlinks - they sometimes create a button which generates the download link with javascript when the button is pressed. This makes things a lot trickier, and it is so easy to generalise a mechanism to determine the URL to pass to wget/curl.

Sometimes re-direction is used with download links, which can confuse things a little, although I think both wget and curl will happily follow re-directs.
 
Old 08-16-2008, 08:37 AM   #5
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Now my question is ,is there a way to open that particular url in the terminal and find out the "download" button and from the terminal itself, click it (or something that does an equivalent of clicking) so that it can start downloading?
yes. Use "links", "lynx", "elinks" or similar text-based browser.
 
Old 08-16-2008, 10:28 AM   #6
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ok, here is the deal...
I usually download from Rapidshare.
Now if you've used it ,its pretty obvious that there are many steps involved before the actual download can begin.
now I wanted to know if a script could manage these links and begin downloading.
I am welcome to a back door entry as well
 
Old 08-16-2008, 10:37 AM   #7
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Yuk, rapidshare. All horrible javascript crap. I guess it's there to thwart auto-downloading of the type you are trying to achieve. Good luck, but I don't fancy your chances.
 
Old 08-16-2008, 11:56 AM   #8
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ok ...
I will give it a shot and revert back to give you an update
thanks
 
Old 08-16-2008, 02:36 PM   #9
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There's an app called jDownloader that may do what you're looking for, with rapidshare.
 
  


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