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I have to download multiple files from here in googlecode. Currently I open each folder and download each file by saving it using my browser. Is there a way to automatically download all folder/files?

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Why not simply use a SVN client? Or Git since TinyOS moved to Github? Github even lets you download whole branches and tags as zip archive: – David Foerster Sep 19 '14 at 11:38
up vote 7 down vote accepted

wget is the command line utility you want:

wget -r

It downloads everything in:

and all subdirectories - folder(s) and file(s) - in release_tinyos_2_1_2/

Further Reading:

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Thanks, this look like a nice solution, but before I start the download, can you please tell me where these files will be saved? – Saeid87 Sep 12 '12 at 12:39
they will be saved in your current directory. – Ankit Sep 12 '12 at 12:45
in the directory you are in. Usually in your home directory. try this 'mkdir tinyos" to create a folder called 'tinyos' and the 'cd tinyos' cd go in the folder then run the command it will download everything in that folder. – blade19899 Sep 12 '12 at 12:46
OMG I think this command is downloading everything in this subdomain, not only the folder I wanted but everything else! – Saeid87 Sep 12 '12 at 13:12
I mean it dowloaded everything inside /svn/ folder. Is there a fix for this? – Saeid87 Sep 12 '12 at 13:17

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