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Wget and useragent options in java

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I want convert the below linux command into java a java program. How can i set useragent option in java??

>>>> wget www.somesite.com -U "option1 option2"

Note : here -U is useragent options



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Set http.agent System property. You can also set it as a header in URLConnection, but only the former is necessary
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This gives you some variants of code for wget-like Java programs:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/238547/how-do-you-programmatically-download-a-webpage-in-java
and this is the recommendation for user agents from the last answer:

URL url = new URL(urlStr);
HttpURLConnection conn = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection(); // Cast shouldn't fail
HttpURLConnection.setFollowRedirects(true);
// allow both GZip and Deflate (ZLib) encodings
conn.setRequestProperty("Accept-Encoding", "gzip, deflate");
String encoding = conn.getContentEncoding();
InputStream inStr = null;

// create the appropriate stream wrapper based on
// the encoding type
if (encoding != null && encoding.equalsIgnoreCase("gzip")) {
    inStr = new GZIPInputStream(conn.getInputStream());
} else if (encoding != null && encoding.equalsIgnoreCase("deflate")) {
    inStr = new InflaterInputStream(conn.getInputStream(),
      new Inflater(true));
} else {
    inStr = conn.getInputStream();
}

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User- agent:

conn.setRequestProperty ( "User-agent", "my agent name");

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Better to use the first solution i mentioned: you can pass it to the runtime with the ability to change it at will without recompilation
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Thanks CEHJ, it was helpful. I am rookie to java but will appreciate any working example or a link. Sorry i will not be able to give any more points has this question is marked closed.
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