[Tutor] file fetcher class object through http

Prasad, Ramit ramit.prasad at jpmorgan.com
Mon Aug 22 21:06:40 CEST 2011

>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.

http://pycurl.sourceforge.net/ <- Python interface for curl.  

I have never used it, but it would probably do what you want. Normally I use os.system with wget, but it is a quick dirty hack.


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