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Re: [Bug-wget] WGET Script to log into vBulletin

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] WGET Script to log into vBulletin
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 13:49:53 -0800
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Cody Woolaver wrote:
> Hello,
> There is a community forum (running on the vBulletin board system)
> that has a download section that i would like to retrieve all the
> files from a section. Now, the only reason im doing this with wget and
> not manually downloading them is because there is a minimum of 1
> minute between download times, meaning i would have to sit there and
> manually download hundreds of files while waiting 1 minute in between
> (that could take a while, also to note, none of the files are greater
> than 100kb so it wont be abusing the bandwidth of the site). I tried
> to retrieve the cookie file by using:
> wget --spider --save-cookies=/home/cody/Desktop/cookies.txt
> --keep-session-cookies
> --post-data='vb_login_username=user&vb_login_password=pass'
> http://www.forurm.com/login.php?do=login
> All that, that creates is a file with the timestamps inside of it (not
> saving the cookie information used to log into the forum). My plan was
> to use that to retrieve the cookie, then use the --load-cookie
> function in order to re-login.

Sounds great. Did you encounter some sort of problem, or otherwise have
a (non-side-note) question? :)

> On a side note, how well does wget handle urls that are formed like
> downloads.php?do=file&id=###? When you go to that url it will then
> prompt you to open/save the file.

If you want Wget to respond by saving the filename according to the HTTP
Content-Disposition header, you'll need to give the
- --content-disposition option to Wget (version 1.11 and newer).

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Micah J. Cowan
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