files via http

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Wed May 23 16:37:40 CEST 2001

"Stijn Gunst" <stijn.gunst at> wrote in message
news:3B0BB901.594FB997 at
> how can i download an entire website from a server via http.
> those are ordinary sites which i can't telnet or ftp to.
> i want to be able to specify a directory  on a remote webserver into a
> gui-frontend, push on a 'download'-button and get all the files and
> subdirectories in that directory.
> i don't know if it is possible, because this should be done over http
> (no ftp- or telnet-access)

See script in directory D:\Python-2.1\Tools\webchecker
(or equivalent in your installation).  The only thing that's
missing is the "gui-frontend", and surely that shouldn't be
prohibitive for you to add, if works satisfactorily
for you in substantial terms.


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