Unattended Downloads

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Unattended Downloads

Postby bigdee on Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:11 pm

Hello galls & guys,

Can you give me pointers as to how I can set up my computer to download a file from the internet whilst I am elsewhere (asleep, out of the house, watching tv, etc)? I want to make better use of prepaid off peak bandwidth.

Is there a download manager with a built in scheduler perhaps?

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Thanks
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Re: Unattended Downloads

Postby muskratmx on Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:26 am

I'm not sure what your downloading, some webmasters don't like such things and make it difficult, because of bots and such. But you could use wget with cron if you have the complete absolute path to the file you want.
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Re: Unattended Downloads

Postby bigdee on Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:25 pm

Thanks for the response Steve. I will have to do some digging into wget and cron.

Or perhaps I will just have to sit up into the wee small hours. :D
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Re: Unattended Downloads

Postby muskratmx on Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:54 pm

Like I said it depends on your link.

If you got a link like so
http://www.some.domain.com/download/40xx66y22
it probably won't work, because they are using some script to start the download, they don't want bots. basicly cron and wget are seen like a bot. But if your link looks like this,
http://www.some.domain.com/download/filename.iso
Then wget and cron can most certainly do the job for you.
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