How to download directly to a file?
Diez B. Roggisch
deets at nospam.web.de
Fri Sep 4 23:58:45 CEST 2009
> I want to send a POST request and have the returned content put
> directly into a file. Is there a way to do this easily in Python?
> I've been looking at the documentation for urllib2, but I can't
> see a direct way to do this, other than saving the returned contents
> to an in-memory variable and writing out the variable to a file.
> But this is precisely what I'd like to avoid.
You get a file-like object, what's wrong reading that chunkwise &
dumping that to a file? Or are 4KB blocksize to hard of a memory constraint?
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