Geturl: Software for non-interactive downloading

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Hrvoje Niksic

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Jun 24, 1996, 3:00:00 AM6/24/96
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Geturl is a new freely available network utility for retrieving files
from the Web by HTTP and FTP, the two most widely used Internet
protocols, non-interactively, thus enabling work in the background,
after having logged off.

The recursive retrieval of HTML pages is supported (you can use Geturl
to make mirrors of home pages, traversing the web -- although Geturl
is not a WWW robot).

Geturl works exceedingly well on slow or unstable connections, keeping
getting the document, until it is fully retrieved. Regetting articles
from where it left off, as well as globbing is available when
retrieving via FTP. Proxy servers are supported.

The basic usage is very simple, geturl <url-name>, on the
command-line. Experienced users can change the behaviour of the
program either through command-line options, or via its initialization
file .geturlrc. For more details, look at the manual (which is
included in the distribution).

Geturl works under almost all modern Unix variants and, unlike many
other similar utilities, is written entirely in C, thus requiring no
additional software (like perl or awk). Because Geturl uses the GNU
Autoconf, it is easily built on and ported to other Unixes.

The program runs and is being regularly tested on the most popular
Unix variants, like Solaris 2.5, OSF/1, SunOS 4.x, AIX, HPUX, Ultrix
and Linux.

How to get it? You can find GetURL on:
<URL:ftp://gnjilux.cc.fer.hr/pub/unix/util/geturl/geturl.tar.gz>.

Download the program, try it and please mail me your suggestions.

AUTHOR: Hrvoje Niksic <URL:mailto:hni...@srce.hr>

Geturl is free software, but not public domain. You may distribute it
as you like, and change it as it suits your needs, under the condition
that you leave the copyright notice.
THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITH NO WARRANTY, EXPLICIT OR IMPLIED.
Please read the file README provided with the distribution for more
details on copyright.

--
hni...@srce.hr | Student of electrical engineering
hni...@fly.cc.fer.hr | University of Zagreb, Croatia
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