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Using Python and Wget for Web Scraping

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Jan 9, 2024

Wget is a powerful command-line utility for downloading content from the web. This article explores how to use Wget in Python scripts, either through the Wget module or by calling the Wget command via subprocess. Wget offers features like recursive downloading, resuming broken downloads, customizing user agent strings, speed throttling options, and flexible filtering. Python's subprocess module allows for more configurability, but introduces more complexity. Overall, Python and Wget are a great combination for web scraping and automation tasks.

How to Use Proxy in WGet in 2024

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Jan 9, 2024

Web scraping guide on configuring proxies with Wget, including different methods, tips for effective usage, common errors and solutions, and best practices for high performance. Introduces Proxies API as a solution to overcome DIY proxy limits.

Automating Downloads in Python with urllib and wget

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 8, 2024

Python provides modules like urllib and wget for programmatically downloading files and web content. urllib is part of Python's standard library and provides more control, while wget is a feature-rich command line tool with advanced capabilities. Both can be used together for different downloading tasks.

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