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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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