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Old 11-03-2004, 07:52 AM   #1
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wget command help


Hi, got a real newbie question here..
When using wget, what are the wildcards in the command?
it doesn't seem to say anything about wildcards in the help..

i.e. if i want to get pages foo1.html to foo19.html from http://www.randomsite.com/~jim/foo???.html
what are the wildcards i put instead of ???

edit: removed extra q'n /edit

thanks,
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Old 11-03-2004, 08:00 AM   #2
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wget can't do that... lok at curl though, that'll do exactly what you're after.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 08:02 AM   #3
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heh, i know that it does it, because my brother always uses wget to save that way.. i just wish i could remember the wildcards he used..
 
Old 11-03-2004, 08:06 AM   #4
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Originally posted by munkeevegetable
heh, i know that it does it, because my brother always uses wget to save that way.. i just wish i could remember the wildcards he used..
just remembered, twas maybe images he saved, not websites... not sure.. it works for one website, and recursively for images..
hmmms..
 
Old 11-03-2004, 08:08 AM   #5
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wget can do recursive gets using the -m option, but i really don't think it can actually handle patterns
 
Old 11-03-2004, 08:08 AM   #6
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okee doke. thanks for your help
ill have a go.. if it doesnt work, ill just go thru one by one.. or have a look at curl
--m.v
 
Old 11-03-2004, 09:23 AM   #7
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In fact....
you can use shell script to do that
For example:

#!/bin/bash

for (( i = 1; i <= 19; i++ ))
do
wget -c -t 0 http://www.randomsite.com/~jim/foo$i.html
done
 
Old 11-03-2004, 01:15 PM   #8
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wget -r -l 2 http://www.randomsite.com/~jim/
 
Old 11-03-2004, 06:37 PM   #9
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wget -r -l 2 http://www.randomsite.com/~jim/
but I believe that will pull everything 2 levels down from that URL, that might be much more than the specific files munkee was looking to grab.... (pls correct me if I'm wrong)
 
  


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