perl auto-downloader thingy and wget

2003-10-12 Thread Jenny Eastman
Hi,
Im writing a perl auto-downloader that is supposed to maintain the directory
structure. My problem is that with a link like http://www.cisco.com/abcd extracted
from a file i have no know no way of knowing whether what i am downloading
is a file or directory(because when you try to d/l a dir the server sends the default 
page).
As a result i dont know whther to store m the file the server sent with abcd or as 
xyz.html.

Is it true that when you request a dir www.cisco.com/abcd the server sends a redirect 
to
www.cisco.com/abcd/ .How are you handling this problem.
Please advice.
Bye


Re: perl auto-downloader thingy and wget

2003-10-12 Thread Hrvoje Niksic
Jenny Eastman [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Im writing a perl auto-downloader that is supposed to maintain the
 directory structure. My problem is that with a link like
 http://www.cisco.com/abcd extracted from a file i have no know no
 way of knowing whether what i am downloading is a file or
 directory(because when you try to d/l a dir the server sends the
 default page).  As a result i dont know whther to store m the file
 the server sent with abcd or as xyz.html.

 Is it true that when you request a dir www.cisco.com/abcd the server
 sends a redirect to www.cisco.com/abcd/ .How are you handling this
 problem.

Wget handles this by changing the file name to abcd/index.html if/when
the server sends the redirect.  Therefore the file abcd will be
saved as abcd, while a directory abcd will be saved as
abcd/index.html.