urlretrieve can't send headers

triplezone3 triplezone3 at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Apr 19 20:19:45 CEST 2008

I have looked in to urllib2, and I can't find a
function which would allow me to get the progress of
the download as it happens, bit by bit, like
urlretrieve does, at least not easily.
urllib.urlretrieve's returnhook is just handy.
I have another question concerning urlretrieve, is
there a way I can force it to stop downloading
half-way, say after the user clicked cancel? Thanks in

--- "Diez B. Roggisch" <deets at nospam.web.de> wrote:

> triplezone3 schrieb:
> > Hello. I'm using urllib.urlretrieve to download
> files,
> > because it provides a handy hook function.
> > Unfortunately, it won't let me send headers, which
> > could be quite useful. Is there any way I could do
> > this?
> I suggest you look into urllib2. It allows you to
> explicitly create an 
> request-object that you can stuff with headers and
> parameters and what 
> you like.
> diez
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