Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

The following link image has a space:

http://descripciones.intcomex.cl/userfiles/image/210-1140LA XA509LA_190x170.jpg

I can get the image using:

wget "http://descripciones.intcomex.cl/userfiles/image/210-1140LA XA509LA_190x170.jpg"

However, as I have multiple links, I am doing it using a file, like this:

wget -i image_links.txt

The "wget" commmand won't read the links with spaces from the file. I have try using the following links inside the file (double comma, backslash before the space):

"http://descripciones.intcomex.cl/userfiles/image/210-1140LA XA509LA_190x170.jpg"
"http://descripciones.intcomex.cl/userfiles/image/210-1140LA\ XA509LA_190x170.jpg"

But none of them work. Does anyone know how I can get it working?

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

If you put each HTTP URL on a line of its own, it should work:

http://server.com/file with space1
http://server.com/file with space2

This works for me (GNU wget 1.11.4).

Alternatively, you can URL-escape the spaces, by replacing them with %20, as in

http://server.com/file%20with%20space1
share|improve this answer

Put each URL on one line and make sure to use UNIX line endings for the .txt file.

I used the following script provided by Python to accomplish this in Windows:

python C:\Python27\Tools\scripts\crlf.py textfile.txt
share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.