How to control where wget puts downloaded files?

Posted on 2005-03-22
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Can someone tell me how I can wget files into a specific location on the receiving server? I'm running a shell script in cron to wget a file, but for the life of me I can't %^&*) figure where its putting the files! :(

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Barthax earned 150 total points
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Put the call to wget into a batch file & use a simple pair of commands to get into the working directory of your choice.  So if you want to get to "w:\myweb files" use:

cd "\myweb files"
wget <your parameters>
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Personally, I use wget in a central location and have a series of scripts (batch & cli-php) to automate the download, zipping, etc of the files into various locations.

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Ok, you've confirmed I'm taking the right approach. I tried putting CD command into script before WGET but it failed. Must check I got the path exactly right ... ho hum ...

Thanks Barthax
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No problem. :)

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