Scientific Exchange, Inc.
Supplier of HTS compounds
P.O.Box 918
Center Ossipee, NH 03814
USA
Phone: (603) 539 7436

e-mail:  sales@htscompounds.com

Instructions for automated file downloads

For easy and and hassle free downloading of our data files, we have created a batch file to run the downloading procedure.

Benefits -

  1. You can download all files you want executing just one command.
  2. You can easily create scheduled downloads of our regularly updated files using Windows Scheduler or Unix crontab.

Instructions for Windows
Instructions for Unix/Linux


 

1. Batch file downloading instructions for Windows

  1. Download "downloader.exe" program from here.
  2. Double-click on it and choose extract all files into "C:\Program Files\Downloader" directory (you might need to create this directory yourself).
  3. Download batch file -"Download.bat". You should slightly customize this file for your needs.
  4. Open it with any text editor (Notepad or WordPad). Replace the following -
    a). Replace words "username" and "password" with your username and password for downloads.
    b). Replace destination directory path with the one you want.
    c). Remove lines with names of data files which you do not need. (full list of files to choose from is given here).
  5. Double-click on the "Download.bat" file to run the downloads.

2. Scheduled downloading instructions for Windows

  1. In "Control Panel", open "Scheduled Tasks" and double-click on "Add Scheduled Task" icon.
  2. Follow Scheduled Task Wizard instructions to schedule the running the created above "Download.bat" file in the time intervals you would like.

 

1. Batch file downloading instructions for Unix/Linux

  1. Download this script file - "download_hts".
  2. Set this file to be executable (>>chmod u+x download_hts)
  3. Edit this file. Replace the following -
    a). Replace words "username" and "password" with your username and password for downloads.
    b). Replace the destination directory path with the one you want.
    c). Remove lines with names of data files which you do not need. (full list of files to choose from is given here).
  4. Run "download_hts" script

2. Scheduled downloading instructions for Unix/Linux

  1. Set your crontab to run the "download_hts > null" script in time intervals you would like..

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