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Old 06-16-2004, 12:15 PM   #1
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Question about wget

Is there a way I can specify a path to download a file to using wget? Or do I have to cd to that directory first? I am trying to write a script that will download certain files from my server and put them in a specified directory. any help and suggestions would be great. Thanks!
Old 06-16-2004, 12:21 PM   #2
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I think the option is -P

You need to look at "man wget". THere are a zillion options for it.
Old 06-16-2004, 12:36 PM   #3
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Yeah, I saw there were a zillion options. It is -P. I must have skipped over it because it said "PREFIX". I went through the man a few times before coming here. Lack of observation on my part. Thanks for the help. If only I'd read a little deeper into it. This is what it shows.

Set directory prefix to PREFIX. The "directory prefix" is the
directory where all other files and subdirectories will be saved
to, i.e. the top of the retrieval tree. The default is `.' (the
current directory).

Thanks again. =]


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