Automatic file download via wget

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jfmatav
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Automatic file download via wget

Postby jfmatav » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:54 pm

Hi,

this is my first time posting here.

I am trying to create a script to automatically download certain files via Unix wget (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wget) from the Church website. I have the url for the files and just accessing the url will download the file if I am authenticated.

However, when I try to access the url and I am not authenticated, two things happen: either I am redirected to the sign in portal (which is logical), or I get a page stating the link is unavailable along with an error code (I believe it's 21-0909). When I try accessing the link via wget I always obtain the html file with Unavailable. I have tried providing the --user and --password flags to wget with my ldsaccount credentials but I still receive the same Unavailable response.

Has anyone tried downloading content that requires authentication via wget? How can I get this done?

Thank you very much.
Jorge

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Re: Automatic file download via wget

Postby russellhltn » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:01 pm

I'm not sure what files you're trying to download, but if you have to be logged in, then automatic retrieval is probably not supported.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

jfmatav
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Re: Automatic file download via wget

Postby jfmatav » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:04 pm

I am trying to download some csv registration files for a EFY session in my country.
How would we be able to know for certain? I would like to know something beyond "probably not supported".


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