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Greetings,
In a production environment, I am pulling an html page using wget.

wget http://url.com/file.htm
no problem.

but in a development environment I am not allowed to get to the http.  They are manually dropping file.htm onto my server and expect me to code from there.

is there a way to wget from a local directory?
ie.
wget /var/tmp/file1.htm

Thanks
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Question by:Evan Cutler
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by:nemws1
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I'm assuming this is in a shell script.

Can you just comment out the 'wget' line and put this on the next line instead:
cp /var/tmp/file1.htm .

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You'll have to switch them back around when you copy to production.  Put that caveat in your release notes so you remember to do it when you go to deploy.
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BTW - 'wget' does not support the file:// scheme, so this does not work:

wget -q -O test.htm file:///var/tmp/file1.htm

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But 'curl' *does* support the file:// scheme, so this one does work:

curl -s file:///var/tmp/file1.htm > test.htm

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by:Evan Cutler
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That'll work.
Thanks.
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