Wget not doing what I expect.

Joshua Lutes joshua at lutes.me
Sun Feb 15 11:03:56 MST 2009


The odd thing is that I tried it without the -A.mp3 and it downloaded
106 files, some of them pdfs but none of them mp3.  Perplexing.


On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Joseph Hall <joseph at thatworks.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 9:19 AM, Joshua Lutes <joshua at lutes.me> wrote:
>> I am trying to download all of the mp3 files from the general
>> conference sessions that the church has on its website.  I think the
>> following command should do it, but it doesn't.
>> wget -r -l1 -A.mp3 -nd
>> http://lds.org/conference/sessions/display/0,5239,23-1-947,00.html
>> So, recurse down one level, only save files that are .mp3, don't copy
>> the directory structure and start at the most recent general
>> conference page.  What do I not know that is causing the following
>> output to come?
> My guess: You told wget only to save .mp3 files, and
> 0,5239,23-1-947,00.html isn't an .mp3 file.
> I couldn't get wget to handle it by itself either, but this will do
> what you want:
> elinks -dump http://lds.org/conference/sessions/display/0,5239,23-1-947,00.html
> | grep mp3 | sed 's/.*http/http/' | wget -i -
> Yes, that is a hyphen by itself right after the -i, don't forget it or
> you'll be sad.
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