Get directory from http web site

Sybren Stuvel sybrenUSE at
Fri Jul 22 14:17:20 CEST 2005

rock69 enlightened us with:
> I was wondering if there's some neat and easy way to get the entire
> contents of a directory at a specific web url address. [...] Is it
> possible to retrieve this list (not the physical files) and have it
> stored in a variable of type list or something?

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capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
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