GrabFile

A command line utility to download a file from a remote server to the local hard drive

GrabFile is a command line utility that allows you to download a file from a remote server (using either HTTP or FTP) and store it on your local hard drive. A good example of its use would be to download a pricelist or a logfile every night from a remote webserver.


 

Download:

You can download the latest build of GrabFile from the Downloads section.

 

Usage:

Once you've downloaded GrabFile.zip from the Downloads section, unzip it to somewhere in your path (eg your Windows folder).

Then simply call GrabFile.exe from the command line (or a batch file). The syntax is as follows:

GrabFile [Remote File] [Local File] [-Overwrite]

 [Remote File]

The full address of the file to be downloaded.
eg: http://www.website.com/files/download.csv

 [Local File] The full path and filename to give to the downloaded file.
eg: C:\MyFiles\download.csv
 [-Overwrite] Overwrite the local file if it already exists.
If this switch is not specified and the file already exists then GrabFile will still attempt to download the file
but will then save it in the specified folder with a random filename.

 

Examples:

GrabFile HTTP://www.website.com/files/download.csv C:\MyFiles\download.csv

GrabFile HTTP://my.files.com/proposal.doc "C:\New Proposal.doc" -Overwrite
 

Requirements:

DelByDays requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or greater. It runs on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, including both 32-bit and 64-bit editions. It is a command line application that doesn't require any installation or setup, other than copying the extracted EXE-file to somewhere in your path.

 

Copyrights and other information:

GrabFiles is copyright Richard T.A. Neal, 2012. It may not be given, sold, or otherwise distributed without prior written approval from the author. Please do not offer this product for download from your own website, instead you should reference the download link (above) to ensure that the most recent version and build is always downloaded.

No warranty, express or implied, is offered. No guarantee is made of the suitability of this software for any purpose whatsover. It is installed and used entirely at the user's risk. The author accepts no responsibility or liability for any circumstances resulting from the use of this software. By downloading and installing the software you are hereby agreeing to these terms.

The terms "Microsoft .NET Framework", and "Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2" refer to software packages and/or operating systems produced by Microsoft Corporation. Some or all of these terms may be trademarked by Microsoft, and these trademarks are hereby recognised and acknowledged.

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