How can I find out how big a file is before downloading it, say from
the command line?
On http://www.confluence.org/pressroom.php it says
"The interview is available in MP3 format in high , medium or low
bandwidth versions." with 3 links.
I suppose I would use a HTTP HEAD request to find out how big they
were before deciding on downloading, but this is not a command line method.
I could start wget and hit ^C right away, but that is messy,
especially for a script.
I don't think wwwoffle can just get HEAD.
OK, I figured it out. Can you believe I must do e.g.
echo http://jidanni.org|wget --delete-after -SQ1 -i -
I.e. I can set a quota of no less than one byte. I must use -i if I
have only one site. Perhaps the wget wishlist should be aware of this...