[SATLUG] wget frustration

Geoff geofff at w5omr.shacknet.nu
Fri May 23 06:57:37 CDT 2008

Daniel Givens wrote:
> On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 4:59 AM, Geoff <geofff at w5omr.shacknet.nu> wrote:
>> Ok, here's the deal.
>> When I was in New Orleans, I got hooked on "Walton and Johnson" - a
>> radio show in the mornings, played locally on Bayou 95 (95.7MHz).
>> They're in different markets, as well.
>> According to their affiliate list, their Houston home seems to be the
>> only place to get their daily podcasts.  Without going through the
>> rig-a-more-role of downloading each clip independently, I thought I'd
>> just wget 'em all.  I have, in the past, figured out how to use a
>> wildcard to get multiple files from a site, but for some reason the
>> -A.mp3 (in this case) option doesnt' seem to be working.
>> Here's the site
>> http://www.the950.com/cc-common/podcast/single_podcast.html?podcast=mornings.xml
>> here's the url to an .mp3 file
>> http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/18227/podcast/HOUSTON-TX/KPRC-AM/5.22.08-8A_4.mp3?CPROG=PCAST&MARKET=HOUSTON-TX&NG_FORMAT=talk&SITE_ID=676&STATION_ID=KPRC-AM&PCAST_AUTHOR=Walton_%26_Johnson&PCAST_CAT=Walton_%26_Johnson&PCAST_TITLE=Walton_and_Johnson
>> Certainly I know that ever thing after the question mark is superfluous
>> (as are big words) but the command of
>> wget -A.mp3
>> http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/18227/podcast/HOUSTON-TX/KPRC-AM/
>> didn't work, and I'm desperately trying to figure out why.
> -A implies directory indexes are turned on. If you visit that URL, you
> get a File Not Found error. wget doesn't have a list of available
> files so it has nothing to base it's selections on.

I wish it -was- as simple as 'wget
http://path/to/desired/files/*.extention' but it's not.

So, what's the command, Daniel?  Or anyone, for that matter...


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