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- file saving
October 30, 2006, 10:00 pm
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I am wondering what the simpliest tool or best way is to go to website
using a program or tool and either:
a) saving the file at the URL ( In this case a ***.txt file is the url)
so it would be something like http:// www.testsite.com/testfile.txt .
This file is a simple pipe delimited text file with some rudimentary
data on it. I would like to automate this process so that whatever tool
I use goes to the site once every minute to get an update and saves the
file to my ftp. FOllowing that I have to put this data into an xls file
b) Mine the above data and delimit it and send it to an xls or html
Any thoughts, not looking to do much coding here just a tool to use if
possible to automate this process, will buy if need to.
Re: file saving
There are lots of ways. To get the page, wget or curl are suitable
programs, Python's httplib will also do it.
You are going to have to a little bit of coding I think. The task is
just too specific, I don't see how anyone could sell a tool that did
exactly this unless you paid someone specifically to write it.