SquallStrife wrote on 2020-10-02, 04:26:
Stiletto wrote on 2020-10-02, 04:08:
harryshuman wrote on 2020-10-02, 00:14:
Thanks, that's actually fairly helpful. I mean it's not as elegant of a solution, but it will do.
Do you know the "View Contents" trick? That at least gives you the ability to download individual files from within the big archive.
https://ia801909.us.archive.org/view_archive. … ot_20200627.zip
Wow, that's even news to me! Cheers!
Once inside, there's a file called "listing.csv" that shows the filenames beside their actual title from the database.
Yeah, it's pretty buried. But it works for any archive format they support (ZIP, 7Z, RAR, ISO -yes even ISO-, etc.) It's been working this way for many years in some form or another.
Initially there wasn't even really a link to the View Contents page, what you had to do was copy the download link, add a backslash to the end of the URL, paste into the address bar, and go.
These days you click "Show All" under the download links and then find an item that says "View Contents", which is often the original upload. I still often do the "add a backslash" thing out of habit, it still works.
So in this case:
2. https://archive.org/download/vogons-drivers-s … apshot-20200627
3. https://ia801909.us.archive.org/view_archive. … ot_20200627.zip
4. https://archive.org/download/vogons-drivers-s … zip/listing.csv
Jason Scott lays it out in a funny tweet here: https://twitter.com/textfiles/status/1010001835376009216
URLs inside the View Contents page should remain stable. In theory you could do archive.org as a storage backend, though they tend not to recommend or endorse doing so, they just would rather be used for backups/archives.
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