Need script to download file from a server using python script
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Fri Jan 23 12:12:35 CET 2009
> The build number keeps changing. So how can i use wildchars(?)
> or something else to handle change in the build no.?
Short answer: you can't...HTTP doesn't support wild-card requests.
Longer answer: presumably there's some method to the madness of
naming the file. Find the algorithm and use it.
It might be that the URL is available in some other page, so you
have to get that page, scrape it for the URL pattern, and then
use the resulting URL as your input.
It might be that the filename moves around because of some
complex algorithm you may (or may not) have access too. If you
have access to the algorithm, use it. If not, it might be that
the source is trying to make it hard for people to do exactly
what you're doing by randomly moving the file around on the
website in which case, be nice.
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