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Copy file from URL to my webserver

Posted on 2006-11-25
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Say I have an URL to an image e.g. www.easyblog.dk/DSC00603.jpg. How do I "copy" that imagefile an save it on my webserver using normal ASP

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no it's rather a download. I have a link to an image which I want to display on my page. But I do not want to refer to it in its current location. I want to copy that image to my own server from what webserver its on and save it on my own server and then display it. So you could say I want my ASP script to download a file from an URL location...
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by:jalalmegadeth
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yeah it'S the same thing

an upload script can do the trick, u have just to specify the file location (local or on the internet) in your case the file is already on the internet
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An upload script doesn't make sense in this case.

I don't work with ASP, but if you're open to other options, here's a perl command that will download the file.

C:\>perl -MLWP::Simple -e "getstore('http://www.easyblog.dk/DSC00603.jpg', 'DSC00603.jpg')"


Here's the same thing in script form instead of command line.

#!c:/perl/bin/perl.exe

use LWP::Simple;
getstore('http://www.easyblog.dk/DSC00603.jpg', 'DSC00603.jpg');
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by:logicmedia
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Okay I found a way... The upload thing seemed overkill and requires the use of a component on the webserver. So in my search for components on my webserver I found the aspHTTP component. It does the job easily:

      Set HttpObj = Server.CreateObject("AspHTTP.Conn")
      HttpObj.Url = arrImg(i)
      HttpObj.FollowRedirects = True
      HttpObj.RequestMethod = "GET"
      HttpObj.UserAgent = "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows NT; DigExt)"
      HTTPObj.SaveFileTo = server.MapPath(filepath & filename)
      HttpObj.GetURL
      Set HttpObj = nothing

And its saved...

I'm handing out the points anyways - gonna split them.

Thanks for your time guys...

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thx for points,
and thx for sharing your solution :))
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