Re: [R] Download advice please!

From: Sam Ferguson <thefishfinger_at_ihug.com.au>
Date: Sun 24 Apr 2005 - 10:30:24 EST

Hi - Just for the record -

Another option for the less command line orientated is http://downthemall.mozdev.org/
Which is an extension to firefox that allows you to download all or only selected links on a webpage. You can tick or untick whichever links you want. Quite convenient.

Cheers
-- Sam

On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 15:55:52 +0100 (BST), <Ted.Harding@nessie.mcc.ac.uk> wrote:

> On 21-Apr-05 Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> I use wget under Windows all the time.
>>
>> However, if you use Internet Explorer (as your cafe probably
>> does but I try not to), you can just open
>> ftp://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib
>> and it will show up as a folder. Just copy that folder
>> (e.g. drag it to a user area). It has to be ftp:// - this is
>> part of the inbuilt ftp client.
>> (It works for uploading too, which is why I know about it.)
>>
>> The problem either way is that you will get the Archive, which
>> is much larger than the current part. So I actually use rsync
>> to avoid this.
>
> Yes, this is precisely why I wanted something like wget!
>
> Rsync would probably have been persona non grata at the "cafe".
>
> Anyway, thanks to everyone for all the help, wget worked a
> treat. I hadn't heard of it for Windows (not that I'd given
> it a thought previously); nor, incidentally, had the "cafe"
> proprietor!
>
> The command I used for "contrib" was (as from the directory
> where the wget.exe file and its .dll files are stored)
>
> wget -v -r -l1 -P Rcontrib www.stats.bris.ac.uk/R/src/contrib
>
> which grabs every file (and any directory stubs) immediately
> below the path given, but no further down, and puts them
> locally at the bottom of a path, below a new directory "Rcontrib",
> which has the same structure as the URL.
>
> The "-v" gives verbose, so the proprietor was duly impressed
> as hundreds of download reports flashed up the screen, and
> duly thanked me for "a very useful piece of software".
>
> Hoping this report from the scene may be of use or encouragement
> to any others thinking of doing the same sort of thing,
>
> Thanks again,
> Ted.
>
>
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