urllib2 HTTPBasicAuthHandler and resumingbroken downloads

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar
Fri Aug 22 18:59:41 CEST 2008

En Fri, 22 Aug 2008 08:55:57 -0300, Brendan <brendandetracey at yahoo.com>  

> On Aug 21, 3:57 pm, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-... at yahoo.com.ar>
> wrote:
>> En Thu, 21 Aug 2008 15:37:41 -0300, Brendan <brendandetra... at yahoo.com>  
>> escribi :
>> > Is there any way to resume an https file download using urllib2 and an
>> > HTTPBasicAuthHandler?
>> You should provide the Range header (and probably If-Range too) in the  
>> request.http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec14.html#sec14.35
> Ug. Why does everything in Python boil down to reading rfcs? It really
> slows us non computer science types down. I'll probably spend a day on
> this instead of an hour. I did search the web but had no luck finding
> an example, so I posted here as a last resort.

The easy way is to use wget...
If you want a Python example, go to the Python cookbook:
enter "resume download" in the search box, and the very first recipe shows  
how to use the Range header.

Gabriel Genellina

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