Script to Download Ubuntu Gutsy ASAP

Eduardo O. Padoan eduardo.padoan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 13:14:15 CEST 2007


On 10/18/07, danfolkes <danfolkes at gmail.com> wrote:
> I thought I would post the source to a program that I made that will
> download the http://ubuntu.media.mit.edu/ubuntu-releases/gutsy/
> as soon as its posted.
>
> It checks the site every 10 min time.sleep(600)
>
> This is mostly untested so I would appreciate comments, and if you use
> it, post that too! :)
> <code>
>
> import time
> import urllib
>
> mysock = urllib.urlopen("http://ubuntu.media.mit.edu/ubuntu-releases/
> gutsy/ubunt
> u-7.10-desktop-i386.iso")
> #print mysock
> while 1:
>     image = mysock.read()
>     if image[0:1]!='<':
>         oFile = open(r"image.iso",'wb')
>         oFile.write(image)
>         oFile.close
>         break
>         exit
>     print "Wait ", time.localtime()
>     time.sleep(600)
>
>
> </code>
>
> enjoy,

Please, don't do it. Use the torrent, Luke.
Also, use the HTTP error code - while the file is not at the server,
you will receive a 404, I think.

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