Re: Please Help W/Wget.
From: Crikey Schmikey (hate_at_spam.com)
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 08:08:04 GMT
On Sat, 22 Nov 2003 23:42:29 +0100, "Baard Ove Kopperud"
>"Bozo Schmozo" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Baard, thanks for your excellent and informative reply. I really
>> appreciate it. I particularly liked the idea of feeding an init file
>> to wget for files that have patterns in their names and using sed for
>> others. I'll give it a try. Thanks!!
>Great I could help...
>Me and wget are *old* friends...
>I learned much the hard way, like the -np -option...
>I wanted to download an area on geocities, and started a download
>with infinite recursive for the area (e.g. www.geocities.com/site).
>Unfortunately, I encountered a link-page...
LOL!...sorry, but it just struck as it being funny, especially since I
had experienced a similar episode when I first used wget.
>Wget *didn't* start to download sites on other domains than
>geocities (although, you can specify that it should span sites
>in that manner), but for every link to sites below geocities,
>it started downloading. When I return the next morning, it
>hadn't finished downloading the site I wanted... but had
>instead downloaded parts of 20+ sites I *didn't* want.
>Which forced me to read the documentation, and find
>the -np (no parent) option, to keep wget in "this-directory-or-below".
Yeah, I learned my lesson the hard way as well. I RTFM from then on
>If you like, I can give you a few more tips. Although, I may remember
>a few options incorrectly, so you may want to look at the info-pages
>(or man-pages) of wget.
[snipped a wealth of knowledge I never would've figured out on my own]
>Good luck with your downloading.
Koppe, I sincerely thank you for your time and courtesy. I have your
post saved in my wget dir so I can refer to it like a manual. Thanks