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(since July 9th, 1999)
Current version: 2.0.2
I have developed wwwleech because I am too lame to download 100 links from
a webpage by hand. Yes, I know there are programs for this (like wget), but
AFAIK they don't support 'refering': This means, that for each link that
you want to download, you send a Refer: header telling from which page the
file was linked. Some site maintainers think this is an effective way to
prevent automatic programs copying their site.
Wwwleech is by no means a program that automatically leeches an entire
site, since you can only leech one URL with it (currently). However, with
a clever and simple script that uses bjot, a small program included with
wwwleech, you can easily download multiple files.
2.0.2: July 6th, 1999
-Added check for PROXYHOST environment variable
2.0.1: July 6th, 1999
-Added kB/s indicator during downloads.
2.0: July 5th, 1999
-Rewrote parse_header, so it won't read the header byte by byte anymore,
but in larger blocks. This required thinking ;) to prevent missing bytes
in everything that follows.
-Using getopt for commandline argument parsing now. RTFS
-added a timeout option
-Multiple debug/verbose levels (0=very summier,1=interesting info,2=all
1.3: June 23d, 1999
Added 'Host:' to HTTP requests
1.0: May 13th, 1999