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save resouce from url to local system using python

prasad ap
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Joined: Dec 10, 2012
Posts: 5

Hi, i am completely new for python, i need one program which access the url and save the particular file to local system. the url like url=http://www.tizag.com/pics/example.swf. I want to save that shock wave file to local drive using python.
Not only swf file, pdf or ppt files also ok...

please help me...

Prasad
chris webster
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Look at the Python 3 urllib module, which provides various functions to allow you to read stuff via URLs.


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Pat Farrell
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Joined: Aug 11, 2007
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Chris' suggestion will work, but have you considered using wget or curl? They do what you want, are well documented and tested. No need to reinvent the wheel.
chris webster
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prasad ap,
Your post was moved to a new topic. See below.
chris webster
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Now we're talking about converting between file formats, I don't think this is really a Python question any more, so I thought you might get more help in a more general forum (General Computing).
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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