[Baypiggies] urllib2 query

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Fri Nov 19 02:51:46 CET 2010


    Although there don't seem to be a shortage of alternative (even some non-python suggestions), I want yo throw one more out there.

    We do this automatic downloading and updating on bioinformatics data a lot. We started using rsync for pdb data from their FTP site and it has made a world of difference. We can update more often and each update takes less resources -- and finishes very quickly.


El Nov 18, 2010, a las 11:06 AM, Vikram K <kpguy1975 at gmail.com> escribió:

> consider the following ftp site:
> ftp://ftp.ncbi.nih.gov/refseq/H_sapiens/
> I wish to write a program using urllib2 which can automatically download all the contents of one of the folders in this site (say, for example, mRNA_Prot) into a folder in my computer. Subsequently i want my program to be able to automatically update the downloaded folder in my computer in accordance with any changes made in future in the folder in the ftp site. Any suggestions on how i should proceed?
> I am using a windows 7 computer. Will i also have to use the scheduled tasks option in system tools for solving this problem?  
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