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I have a file that I need downloaded from a website daily, I'd like to automate this with a script, to download and save to a particular location. Is there a .bat a can create to accomplish this?
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by:Chris
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You could use wget for windows (http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/wget.htm). This is a command line utility so you could write a bat file to run it.

Alternatively you could look at powershell to perform the download (http://answers.oreilly.com/topic/2006-how-to-download-a-file-from-the-internet-with-windows-powershell/).
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by:Bill Prew
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As mentioned above, WGET is often the tool of choice in BAT scripts for pulling web pages and content.

Right behind it I would say is a similar tool called CURL, located at:

http://curl.haxx.se/

You can also do this in VBS natively, for example:

http://www.robvanderwoude.com/vbstech_internet_download.php

~bp
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I recommend CURL.  It has more options.

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Thank you. Works great
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by:Giovanni Heward
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Both Wget and cURL will get the job done-- however, if you're looking for a native Windows solution (no third party software required), check this out:

Download file
:download
powershell -ep bypass -c "(New-Object System.Net.WebClient).Downloadfile('http://s3.amazonaws.com/alexa-static/top-1m.csv.zip','top-1m.csv.zip')"
goto :eof

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Extract ZIP file
:extract
powershell -ep bypass -c "$zipPackage=(New-Object -com shell.application).NameSpace('top-1m.csv.zip');$destinationFolder=(new-object -com shell.application).NameSpace('%~dp0');$destinationFolder.CopyHere($zipPackage.Items(),0x14)"
goto :eof

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