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Wget helps you cope with MP3 blog overload
A helpful tech tip for compulsively-downloading MP3 blog junkies:

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[07/14/04 | Discuss (0) | Link to this hack]

http://www.boingboing.net/2004/07/12/wget_helps_you_cope_.html Wget helps you cope with MP3 blog overload Great item on Jeffrey Veen's blog last week -- a helpful tech tip for compulsively-downloading MP3 blog junkies: [H]ow to keep up? For a while, I just visited a couple of interesting and well written mp3 blogs, but then they'd link to a couple more, and I'd start reading those. And then that happened a few dozen more times. My desire to stay in touch was in conflict with my increasingly limited free time. Wget to the rescue. It's a utility for unix/linux/etc. that goes and gets stuff from Web and FTP servers -- kind of like a browser but without actually displaying what it downloads. And since it's one of those awesomely configurable command line programs, there is very little it can't do. So I run wget, give it the URLs to those mp3 blogs, and let it scrape all the new audio files it finds. Then I have it keep doing that on a daily basis, save everything into a big directory, and have a virtual radio station of hand-filtered new music. Neat. [Note, this is a pointer, not a hack original to me.]


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