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I have a client with an existing website.  He is unhappy with his current designer and would like to use me.  I have access to his product database, but he was never given website access (FTP) credentials, so I cannot directly access the 10,000+ images he has for his site.
The database gives me the relative paths to all images.

Is there some script I can write that will:
1. parse through rows of a file
2. navigate to the image
3. save the image with the same relative path structure

...so that I can quickly get all the images I need for a site demo?

Thanks!
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Question by:dimmergeek
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Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 500 total points
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Try using httrack. You can download the images in the same folder structure they currently are in.  http://www.httrack.com/
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by:Ray Paseur
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+1 for httrack.  I've used it for exactly the kind of thing you need.  IIRC it is Windows-only.  Runs on your laptop.  Much easier than trying to do this with a server-to-server PHP script!
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by:Dave Baldwin
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There is a Linux version of HTTrack.  http://www.httrack.com/   WinHTTrack is the Windows version and is available on the same page.
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