GeeCON Prague 2014*
The moose likes Linux / UNIX and the fly likes scripting help needed! Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » Linux / UNIX
Bookmark "scripting help needed!" Watch "scripting help needed!" New topic
Author

scripting help needed!

Gopu Akraju
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 13, 2008
Posts: 242
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:

list.txt

----------
23456
78910
..
..
.
.
-----------

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

[ UD: fixed CODE tags ]
[ July 09, 2008: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
Andrew Monkhouse
author and jackaroo
Marshal Commander

Joined: Mar 28, 2003
Posts: 11465
    
  94

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


The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 5: paper version from Amazon, PDF from Apress, Online reference: Books 24x7 Personal blog
 
GeeCON Prague 2014
 
subject: scripting help needed!