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scripting help needed!

Gopu Akraju
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I have not done any scrpting before. Thanks.

I am using wget to download contents as below:

I want to do this programatically. For example, I have a list of id in a text file as below:



How do I programatically open this list.txt and use wget command? Thanks.

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[ July 09, 2008: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
Andrew Monkhouse
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I strongly recommend you look at the following 2 options in wget:

Using these is much more friendly than just hammering the server as you try to download 'x' number of files.

As for your actual question - you might want to consider concatenating the file to standard out, piping that through the shell's read command to store it in a variable, then using that. Viz:

Can you see how to use this in your case?

Regards, Andrew

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