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#1 2019-09-21 10:49:17

untitled0_3cs
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How to exclude certain folders from being downloaded using wget ?

I want to download all files and folders from this directory https://doc.lagout.org/science/ except the folder with the name ComputerScience. How can i exclude that folder from being downloaded using wget ?

I tried something like this:

wget -r -np -R "index.html*" -e robots = off -X https://doc.lagout.org/science/0_Computer%20Science/ https://doc.lagout.org/science/

but it starts downloading everything.

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#2 2019-09-21 11:06:41

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Re: How to exclude certain folders from being downloaded using wget ?

Why not use rsync?


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#3 2019-09-21 11:25:35

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Re: How to exclude certain folders from being downloaded using wget ?

I'm a beginner to GNU/Linux and what i first heard about downloading files using the terminal was with "wget". I'm somewhat familiar with it haven't heard about rsync but i will read the documentation. Do you mind writing a prototype or which options should i use ?

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#4 2019-09-21 12:08:12

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Re: How to exclude certain folders from being downloaded using wget ?

You should not give the URL to exclude, but only the path like -X "science/0_Computer Science"

Edit: rsync won't work if you only have access via http.

Last edited by progandy (2019-09-21 12:09:46)


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#5 2019-09-21 12:21:07

untitled0_3cs
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Re: How to exclude certain folders from being downloaded using wget ?

Yeah i also tried it like that, but i finally found the answer the problem was that because of it not being connected (two words) i had to write a slash '\' for example: "science/0_Computer\ Science". Took me far too long big_smile .

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#6 2019-09-21 12:24:04

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Re: How to exclude certain folders from being downloaded using wget ?

http://www.grymoire.com/Unix/Quote.html

Last edited by progandy (2019-09-21 13:00:15)


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