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[aprssig] APRS / findu.com / PERL help needed

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Sat Nov 13 00:33:01 UTC 2004


On Sat, 13 Nov 2004, Andrew Rich wrote:

> I am trying to get a history of raw data from findu.com.
>
> Here is my perl code
>
> #!/usr/bin/perl
> system ("wget
> 'http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/raw.cgi?call=vk4tec-9&start=0&length=24&time=h
> our' > /var/www/html/vk4tec_stuff/aprs_history.txt");
>
> it produces some funnies.
>
>   8236 Nov 13 10:17 raw.cgi?call=vk4tec-9.1
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root          161 Nov 13 10:18 aprs_hostory.pl
> -rw-r--r--    1 root     root            0 Nov 13 10:18 aprs_history.txt
> -rw-r--r--    1 root     root         9916 Nov 13 10:18
> raw.cgi?call=vk4tec-9&start=0&length=24&time=hour
>
> Is there a better way to connect to an APRS datbase and get raw data ?

Xastir code (I can share this piece 'cuz I wrote it):


#ifdef HAVE_WGET
    xastir_snprintf(tempfile, sizeof(tempfile),
        "%s --server-response --timestamping --tries=1 --timeout=30 --output-document=%s \'%s\' 2> /dev/null\n",
        WGET_PATH,
        log_filename,
        fileimg);

    if (debug_level & 2)
        fprintf(stderr,"%s",tempfile);

    if ( system(tempfile) ) {   // Go get the file
        fprintf(stderr,"Couldn't download the trail\n");
        return;
    }
#else   // HAVE_WGET


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