Urllib's urlopen and urlretrieve

Dave Angel davea at davea.name
Thu Feb 21 16:56:15 CET 2013

On 02/21/2013 07:12 AM, qoresucks at gmail.com wrote:
> I only just started Python and given that I know nothing about network programming or internet programming of any kind really, I thought it would be interesting to try write something that could create an archive of a website for myself.

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To archive your website, use the rsync command.  No need to write any 
code, as rsync will descend into all the directories as needed, and 
it'll get the actual website data, not the stuff that the web server 
feeds to the browsers.

If for some reason you don't have rsync, you could use scp.  But it 
doesn't seem to be able to preserve attributes.  It's also not smart 
enough to only copy stuff that's been changed, when you want to update 


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