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Topic: Auto downloading from a url on a regular basis
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Re: Auto downloading from a url on a regular basis
Posted: Apr 16, 2013 10:34 PM
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TideMan <mulgor@gmail.com> wrote in message <0b79dbb5-cb90-46ac-b228-37d1ba1fd9b7@googlegroups.com>...
> On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9:03:08 AM UTC+12, Kian wrote:
> > This is this EUMETSAT page which provides multisensor atmospheric imagery estimates on an hourly basis. Here is the link to one such estimate:
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> > http://oiswww.eumetsat.org/IPPS/html/MSG/RGB/DUST/AMERICA/index.htm
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> > If you open the link above, you can choose some specific number of frames (2 to 24) and click on download and it will download the number of frames you have specified (starting from the latest image and going back in time) for you.
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> > Is there any matlab code which I can put into an .m file that would run in the background (If I keep the program open) and automatically downloads from the link I have shown below (as for 24 frames of the above url) on a regular basis, like every 10 hours? I mean it download from the following url and then every 10 hours download from the same link again (as the new download will contain new imagery).
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> > Here is the link for the above url (24 frames): http://oiswww.eumetsat.org/IPPS/html/MSG/RGB/DUST/AMERICA/IMAGESDisplay/24FramesDUST-AMERICA.zip
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> > I really appreciate any help.

> After much experimentation with Matlab, I found it is not good for this sort of application - too many times it locks up for no apparent reason.
> I download data from NOAA databases daily and have found that cURL (Google it) is better suited.
> As far as putting it in a schedule that runs in the background, I've found System Scheduler from Splinterware to be excellent for Windows. Of course, for Linux there is cron.

Thank you very much Tideman. I ll take your suggestions.

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