How to download a file from an HTTP server given the URL?
peter at engcorp.com
Mon Jun 21 07:45:57 CEST 2004
Sylvain Hellegouarch wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> You are right. But why being so rude?
"Rude" by what definition? If you mean I was being "uncivil",
I disagree. If you mean my reply was "unpolished" or "coarse"
(maybe "blunt"?), then I can't argue with that. But you
wouldn't have posted if you thought I had merely not taken
the time to prepare a more refined wording for delicate
ears, so you must have meant something like "uncivil".
So I was not being rude. I was being helpful, in a blunt way.
I said nothing offensive, or at least not intentionally.
I asked the OP to give more info, and I added a bit of
coarse humour as well. Perhaps you were looking for offense where
none was intended...
> Have you never been a newbie somewhere asking dumb question badly?
No doubt, a long time ago, but it makes no difference to whether
or not I try to help people help themselves. By showing some
newbies how to ask better questions, I not only help them, but I
reduce the burden on those of us who try to provide support in this
> I don't understand that...
Re-read my posting without looking for offense, and maybe you
will. (Note: nothing in _this_ posting was intended to offend
either. Just for reference.)
> - Sylvain
> Peter Hansen wrote:
>> J. W. McCall wrote:
>>> Ok, update: I got it to work downloading to the default temp
>>> directory with default temp names using urllib.urlretrieve(). If I
>>> try to specify the path and filename, if says that the file doesn't
>>> exist. I don't see why it doesn't just create that file.
>> Also try to give examples of real code when asking questions like this.
>> What path and filename, etc? Show snippets that you typed at the
>> interactive prompt and cut and paste (not retyped!) directly into the
>> message. Also specify your platform and the version of Python you are
>> using, and any other critical info you can think of. We're not
>> ** Well, some people here are, but they've already read your mind and
>> concluded that you will find the answer on your own, given enough time,
>> so they aren't wasting their valuable time helping you. Bastards. :-)
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