Python - why don't this script work?

Daniel Larsson daniel.j.larsson at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 04:06:05 CEST 2007


Try:
$ python image-harvester.py

On 10/23/07, Ohmster <root at dev.nul.invalid> wrote:
>
> I am trying to use this cool script that some MIT guy wrote and it just
> does not work, I get a stream of errors when I try to run it. It is
> supposed to visit a URL and snag all of the pictures on the site. Here is
> the script:
> http://web.mit.edu/pgbovine/www/image-harvester/image-harvester.py
>
> Here is my output when I try to run it on my Fedora 6 machine:
>
> [ohmster at ohmster bench]$ image-harvester.py
> http://public.fotki.com/DaGennelman/
> /home/ohmster/scripts/image-harvester.py: line 59: from: command not found
> [ohmster at ohmster bench]$
>
> The script is to be folowed up with another one to weed out the small
> thumbnails and banner images, here is the base URL:
> http://web.mit.edu/pgbovine/www/image-harvester/
>
> Line 59 in image-harvester.py reads as follows:
>
> 59:     from sgmllib import SGMLParser
> 60:     import urllib
> 70:     from urlparse import urlparse, urljoin
> 71:     import re
> 72:     import os
>
>
> Can anyone tell me what is wrong with this script and why it will not run?
> It does not like the command "from", is there such a command in python?
> Does this mean that python has the "import" command but not the "from"
> command or do we not know this yet as it hangs right away when it hits the
> very first word of the script, "from"? Maybe this is not a Linux script or
> something? I wonder why it needs the x-server anyway, I tried running it
> from an ssh term window and it had a fit about no x-server so now I am
> doing this in a gnome term window. This looked so cool too. :(
>
> Please be patient with me, I do not know python at all, I just want for
> this script to work and if I see enough working examples of python, I may
> just take up study on it, but for right now, I do not know the language.
> Total newbie.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
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