Re: Downloading a file in Linux

From:
 Grzesiek <grzesiek.wilanowski@gmail.com>
Newsgroups:
comp.lang.java.programmer
Date:
Sun, 19 Aug 2007 13:47:49 -0700
Message-ID:
<1187556469.479174.296970@57g2000hsv.googlegroups.com>
On 19 Sie, 22:05, Daniel Pitts <googlegrou...@coloraura.com> wrote:

On Aug 19, 12:19 pm, Grzesiek <grzesiek.wilanow...@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

I use the following function to download a jar file from my website:

public synchronized boolean copyFileFromWeb(){

      try
      {
              URL url = new URL(sourceURL);
              URLConnection urlC = url.openConnection();
              InputStream is = url.openStream();
              System.out.print("Copying resource (type: " +
urlC.getContentType());
              Date date=new Date(urlC.getLastModified());
              System.out.flush();
              FileOutputStream fos=null;
              fos = new FileOutputStream(destinationPath);
              int oneChar, count=0;
              while ((oneChar=is.read()) != -1)
              {
                 fos.write(oneChar);
                 count++;
              }
              is.close();
              fos.close();
              System.out.println(count + " byte(s) copied");
              return true;
      }
      catch (Exception e){
          System.err.println(e.toString());
      }
      return false;

}

In Windows XP it works perfectly, but in Linux it works very slow and
the downloaded file is corrupted! What is wrong?


It shouldn't be any different on Linux, unless there is something else
fundamentally different about your set up.

Is it the same machine, dual booted into one OS or the other? Is it
two similar machines on the same network subnet? Is it two very
different machines, or on different networks? There are a lot of
possibilities here.

One thing I would suggest, regardless of your machines, is that you
read into a byte[] (at least 1024 bytes, if not larger, probably
between 16k and 256k) instead of one byte at a time. It is extremely
inefficient to read/write one byte at a time.

BTW, instead of System.setProperty, you can use -
Dhttp.proxyHost=xyz.com on the command line before the class name when
you execute your program, but I really don't think its proxy, I think
its the byte-at-a-time reading.- Ukryj cytowany tekst -

- Poka cytowany tekst -


Hi Daniel,

It is two similar machines on the same local network. But i tried to
run the program on completly difrent machine in another network and it
didnt work either. The program didnt work on Windows 2000
either. But im not sure wheather the copyfromWeb() function was the
only problem that time.

I read one byte at a time because i download a JAR FILE not an image.
No corrupted bytes are allowed here. In fact i tried reading into
byte[1024] and byte[4096] but then downloaded file is 140kB and 160kB
instead of 116kB- which is the size of the file i want to downlaod. To
large file is corrupted and cannot be run.

According to the link:

http://linux.sys-con.com/read/39248.htm

i changed the function like this:

 public synchronized boolean copyFileFromWeb2(){
        try{
           URL url = new URL(newConfigProgURL);
              URLConnection urlC = url.openConnection();
              InputStream is = url.openStream();
              System.out.print("Copying resource (type: " +
urlC.getContentType());
              Date date=new Date(urlC.getLastModified());
              System.out.flush();
              FileOutputStream fos=null;
              fos = new FileOutputStream(tempConfigProgPath);
              DataOutputStream out=new DataOutputStream(fos);
              DataInputStream in=new
DataInputStream(urlC.getInputStream());

              int oneChar, count=0;
              while ((oneChar=in.read()) != -1)
              {
                 fos.write(oneChar);
                 count++;
              }
              is.close();
              fos.close();
              System.out.println(count + " byte(s) copied");
              return true;
        }catch(Exception e){
            System.err.println(e);
        }
        return false;

    }

Now it works! Still downloading 116 kB jar file in Linux takes about
30 secunds while in Windows Xp it takes maybe 1 secund.

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