Ruby WGet


#1

Hi,

I would need a ruby “wget version” which works on linux and windows.

I would like to feed it an URL to a .tar.bz2 or .zip or .tar.gz file and
have it download. That’s what it basically should do.

Right now I use

system 'wget '+the_url

which does not work on windows easily (but will work on pretty much all
the linuxes out there)

I once wrote a minimal ruby wget wrapper but it has some problems as the
code is years old and messy :confused: so I was wondering if anyone is using
some ruby-wget thing?


#2

On 09.04.2009 12:00, Marc H. wrote:

I would need a ruby “wget version” which works on linux and windows.

I would like to feed it an URL to a .tar.bz2 or .zip or .tar.gz file and
have it download. That’s what it basically should do.

I once wrote a minimal ruby wget wrapper but it has some problems as the
code is years old and messy :confused: so I was wondering if anyone is using
some ruby-wget thing?

It seems Net::HTTP is everything you need, especially since you just
want to download a single file and did not mention other requirements.

Kind regards

robert


#3

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Marc H. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

Hi,

I would need a ruby “wget version” which works on linux and windows.

I would like to feed it an URL to a .tar.bz2 or .zip or .tar.gz file and
have it download. That’s what it basically should do.

Net::HTTP should be adequate, no?

Ben


#4

I’d suggest using openuri – it’s a lot more flexible than net::http.

Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve a version of cat which opens uri’s,
files, etc…, which you might consider basing your code upon – it’s
at:

http://matthewkwilliams.com/index.php/2008/09/10/cat-on-steroids/

(and a followup at)

http://matthewkwilliams.com/index.php/2008/09/11/universal-cat-redux/

Hope this helps,
Matt


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