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im looking to only grab images from a document with a certain path for example


only grab those with the uploads/number/filename

im currently doing it this way

wget http://domain.com/news/36843 -q -O - | sed -n -e"s%^.*\(http://site.com/uploads/[0-9][^ \"\']*\.jpg\).*$%\1%p" | xargs wget -q

any other ways of doing this?

thanks in advance

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You could replace wget with curl, that's another way of doing it. Are you looking for a list of alternative operations? That could be quite long. – Tim Aug 15 '12 at 19:32
@chrismccoy Look at -A/-R options. They're comma-separated lists of file name suffixes or patterns to accept or reject. Note that if any of the wildcard characters, *, ?, [ or ], appear in an element of acclist or rejlist, it will be treated as a pattern, rather than a suffix. – rush Aug 15 '12 at 20:36
can the -A allow for paths only uploads/ etc – chris mccoy Aug 15 '12 at 21:33

It would be a little easier to do this:

wget http://domain.com/news/36843 -q -O - \
  | grep -Eo 'http://site.com/uploads/[0-9]+/[^"]+\.jpg' \
  | wget -i -

As to -A, you can filter jpg files. To filter the path you'd need -I. But it works in recursive mode only so it may download more than you want:

wget http://domain.com/news/36843 -r --level 1 -A jpg -I "/uploads/[0-9]*"


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