nice linky for those that "work with computers"

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Hi all,

Found this fab little link. O'Reilly's complete CD bookshelf someone has genereously left open to the whole world......

O'Reilly's CD bookshelf

Unix users may find wget -m url (and 275 Mb of free space) quite useful at this point in time ;) (Sorry, don't know the equivalent command in Windoze land).

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My sentiments as well (Wow!!) when I click on the url. Will have a better look when I get home tonight.

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Nice one!

Although wget doesn't seem to work for me...


casw203{278}andytayl% wget -m http://www.kfunigraz.ac.at/edvndwww/books
--12:42:31-- http://www.kfunigraz.ac.at:80/edvndwww/books
=> `www.kfunigraz.ac.at/edvndwww/books'
Connecting to www.kfunigraz.ac.at:80...
connect: No such file or directory
Retrying.

--12:42:54-- http://www.kfunigraz.ac.at:80/edvndwww/books
(try: 2) => `www.kfunigraz.ac.at/edvndwww/books'
Connecting to www.kfunigraz.ac.at:80...
connect: No such file or directory
Retrying.

--12:43:17-- http://www.kfunigraz.ac.at:80/edvndwww/books
(try: 3) => `www.kfunigraz.ac.at/edvndwww/books'
Connecting to www.kfunigraz.ac.at:80...
connect: No such file or directory
Retrying.


any other suggestions of how to leech the lot? ;)
 
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Originally posted by smartbrabus
Nice one!

Although wget doesn't seem to work for me...


casw203{278}andytayl% wget -m http://www.kfunigraz.ac.at/edvndwww/books
--12:42:31-- http://www.kfunigraz.ac.at:80/edvndwww/books
=> `www.kfunigraz.ac.at/edvndwww/books'
Connecting to www.kfunigraz.ac.at:80...
connect: No such file or directory
Retrying.

--12:42:54-- http://www.kfunigraz.ac.at:80/edvndwww/books
(try: 2) => `www.kfunigraz.ac.at/edvndwww/books'
Connecting to www.kfunigraz.ac.at:80...
connect: No such file or directory
Retrying.

--12:43:17-- http://www.kfunigraz.ac.at:80/edvndwww/books
(try: 3) => `www.kfunigraz.ac.at/edvndwww/books'
Connecting to www.kfunigraz.ac.at:80...
connect: No such file or directory
Retrying.


any other suggestions of how to leech the lot? ;)

Try a slash at the end of the command:

unix% wget -m http://www.kfunigraz.ac.at/edvndwww/books/

It seems to be looking for a file called books rather than a directory. By pointing to a directory I imagine it then looks for index.html or index.htm in that directory and starts the suck from that file.

Interestingly, there is a robot.txt file that lists all top-level dirs in the site except the books dir. Almost suggests they're happy for you to grab it. :D
 
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Seems to be working for me. Thanks for that Simon.

wget doesn't seem to exist on Solaris though.
 

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I haven't a clue what language you guys are talking but it gives me a headache :D

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Got it on CD now so if you want me to send you a copy for bedtime reading, after a while you may not get these headaches ;)
 

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Unfortunately my ability to keep up with how to make a computer do things ended with Basic, I'm just a user now. I think I could read all this every night for years and it still not sink in!

Looks like a treasure trove for you techies though

Cheers
Andy
 

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