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wget wildcard?



6:03 pm on Mar 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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How can I wget files from another http site such as

wget [dom.com...]

I need to get all the files starting with 2 and .jpg files.

How can i do it?


6:12 pm on Mar 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You can't do that, since the page you're requesting does not give you a directory listing. Ie: the wildcard can mean anything, but you don't know what if it could be. For example, in your example, it could be:

And each of those would be an HTTP GET. You'd quickly be banned/blocked from whatever site you're grabbing those images from.

The only way is to grab all the HTML/CSS and grep for references to '2*.jpg', and grab those files. That does not obviously get any files that are not referenced in html/css


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