Absolutely lost with URI/Net/HTTP (part II)


#1

Hi, sorry for the repost, but I can’t seem to reply without registering,
and I can’t seem to register… so I’m in quite a predicament (if
there’s a way to reply as a guest, please let me know)

I was told this as a solution to my problem:

is it possible to download a file with a PHP hidden URL?

when the link is clicked on in firefox, it will prompt the user to
either open or save, for example…

http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/b2a4a221-2590-486f-a314-469a4721e1ed/?id=1183359840917

how can i download this file using ruby?

require “open-uri”

File.open(“my.mp3”,“wb”) do |file|
file << open(“http://…”)
end

however, this only works for files that are located directly at that
location i.e. http://random…/random.mp3, not for php hosted files like
the examle I had given. Please help!


#2

On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 09:47:12PM +0900, Guest wrote:

Hi, sorry for the repost, but I can’t seem to reply without registering,
and I can’t seem to register… so I’m in quite a predicament (if
there’s a way to reply as a guest, please let me know)

Can’t you subscribe to the mailing list?

http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/community/mailing-lists/

how can i download this file using ruby?

require “open-uri”

File.open(“my.mp3”,“wb”) do |file|
file << open(“http://…”)
end

however, this only works for files that are located directly at that
location i.e. http://random…/random.mp3, not for php hosted files like
the examle I had given. Please help!

It looks like you need to log in to the site before you can download
that file, correct? If that is the case, I suggest using
WWW::Mechanize. It lets you fill out forms, and manages cookies and
redirects for you.

http://mechanize.rubyforge.org/