Automating downloads of hundreds of files

Author Message
Dirk 03/21/2004 03:07 am
I have hundreds of files I wish to download, automatically. Seems like the command line DEP.exe would be the easiest, but I don`t know the proper parameter to give it.

I tried: DEP.exe /pausedurl=http://web.myfolder/download/?ID=421

and this works fine, except I get a dialog box that pops up asking me where I want the file saved.

I don`t care where it saves, anywhere is fine. My plan is to create a command line loop, that does:

DEP.exe /pausedurl=http://web.myfolder/download/?ID=421
DEP.exe /pausedurl=http://web.myfolder/download/?ID=422
DEP.exe /pausedurl=http://web.myfolder/download/?ID=423
etc...

but how do I get DEP to not ask me where I want the file saved, and simply save it, and move on?
Alexander 03/23/2004 09:42 am
Dear Dirk,

We just finished the development of a small utility for command-line work.
Could you please download and test it? Thanks.

http://www.metaproducts.com/download/helper.zip

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
don 04/10/2004 09:43 pm
Interested in it.
Can you give a little more details whether this helper.exe will be used to download things instead of using dep.exe ? I am somewhat confused about it.
TIA
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<blockquote style="background=grey">
> Dear Dirk,
> > We just finished the development of a small utility for command-line work.
> Could you please download and test it? Thanks.
> > http://www.metaproducts.com/download/helper.zip
> > Best regards,
> Alexander Bednyakov
> MP Staff
</blockquote>
Alexander 04/11/2004 05:19 pm
Dear Don,

Thank you for writing us.
Helper.exe sends the list of download tasks from a text file to Mass Downloader or Download Express. This helps to automate the downloading process. It supports the command-line mode.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff