Using Wget for automated downloading

  • Starts: 12:30 pm on Thursday, November 2, 2017
  • Ends: 1:30 pm on Thursday, November 2, 2017
Downloading files from websites is a routine part of research today. However, too many researchers spend precious time clicking and downloading items one at a time. Wget is a command line tool researchers can use to automate downloading files from websites, archives, and other online sources. This session will use a mix of the Programming Historian lessons "Automated Downloading with Wget" and "Applied Archival Downloading with Wget" to help you learn: + What Wget is and its features + How to download files and folders + How to mirror a site + How to approach downloading archival materials Installation guides and "office hours" for assitance will be provided after registration. Join us in Mugar Library's Estin Room (room 302) at 12:30. Space is limited. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop in order to fully participate.
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Mugar Library - 771 Commonwealth Avenue
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Tom Hohenstein
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