[twill] Downloading a .zip file

Adam Victor Nazareth Brandizzi brandizzi at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 08:14:35 PST 2011

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 2:06 PM, Avi Bar Massada <barmassada at wisc.edu> wrote:
> Hi Adam,

Hi, Avi.

> I tried to do that, but the .zip file is corrupted. I think that this is
> because the URL points to a web page with a link to the file, not to the
> file itself. Thus, the save_html just saves the web page.
> In case you want to have a look, the page is here:
> http://data.gbif.org/download/downloadReady.htm?downloadFile=occurrence-search-12978055989365071032693658999911.zip
> (notice that it will expire in about seven hours from now).

Well, if you can know the name of the file, you can follow the link
after going to the page:

>> go http://data.gbif.org/download/downloadReady.htm?downloadFile=occurrence-search-12978055989365071032693658999911.zip
>> showlinks

0. Skip to Content ==> #mainContent
11. Original search ==>
12. occurrence-search-12978055989365071032693658999911.zip (approx
file size 1 KB) ==>
13. GBIF ==> http://www.gbif.org
14. Contact us ==> mailto:portal at gbif.org
>> follow occurrence-search-12978055989365071032693658999911.zip
>> save_html occur.zip

Is that possible?

I use to give names to all links in my apps just for access them
though twill and other automated tools. Maybe you can ease your work
doing it  if you are the creator of this site :)

> Thanks a lot,

You're welcome!

Adam Victor Nazareth Brandizzi

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