From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-07-27 10:21:41
The HTML files have been added to the CVS repository.
Most of the binary (.gif, .jpg, etc.) files have also been added.
My personal machine now automatically runs a daily script to download and
save a dated copy of boost-cvsroot.tar.gz from SourceForge. My machine
isn't left on all the time, so the script isn't run if I'm out-of-town or
take the week-end off.
If anyone is compulsive enough to want to run the script themselves, the
Python source code follows below. It is invoked like this (remove spurious
LF's inserted by email program):
# program to do a daily download of a file accessed by URL
# usage: arg 1 = URL to download
# arg 2 = target filename. Will automatically prefix the filename
# with current date (YYMMDD).
# The URL will not be downloaded if a file with the date-prefixed filename
# already exists in the current directory.
print "Missing arguments; arg 1 = URL to download, arg 2 = target
automatically prefix the filename with current date (YYMMDD)"
filename=time.strftime("%y%m%d", time.localtime(time.time())) + sys.argv
if os.access( filename, os.F_OK ):
print "file", filename, "already exists; not downloaded"
print "downloading URL", sys.argv, "to file", filename
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