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anybody know any nice networking classes - ftp, http file access?

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hello. was wondering if anybody knew of any nice c++ classes/functions that would let me do something like this: for http: downloadfile(char *url, char *fname); and it would in an ideal world work like this download("http://www.blahblah.com/pics/goldfish.jpg","fishy.jpg"); this ideal function would grab that file and save it in the applications folder called ''fishy.jpg'' does such a set of functions exist for c/c++?

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If you used *unix, like linux you could embed a system call into your program that would execute "wget" to retrieve the file you wanted.

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I wrote a sockets wrapper class that can do simple downloads of webpages - see the first code example on this page:
http://www.zppz.com/libraries/minisock/about/index.jsp
With some small modifications to the demo program, it would be able to save files, you''ll probably need to know a little more HTTP to do it properly though.

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quote:
Original post by kindfluffysteve
does such a set of functions exist for c/c++?

URLDownloadToFile does that.

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I got one better:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/wininet/wininet/about_wininet.asp

Much better than rolling your own, but won''t be cross-platform.

Interim.

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