[Tutor] file fetcher class object through http
steve at pearwood.info
Sat Aug 20 03:59:19 CEST 2011
Artie Ziff wrote:
> I like reading different people's implementations of python as it helps
> me decide what is necessary vs what is not.
> Essentially, I want to write a class that finds, and downloads a file
> from a web server.
Such tools already exist, although they may not be written in Python. In
particular, google on "wget" or "curl" for two very well-known
industrial-strength tools for downloading files from the web (and other
places). If you just want something that works, I recommend you learn
how to use those tools rather than re-inventing the wheel.
(A lot of my scripts that download from the web do text processing in
Python then call wget for the actual download.)
If you add "python" to your search terms, you may find the sort of code
you are looking for, or at least examples that will point you in the
right direction. E.g.:
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