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Old 04-18-2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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A utilitarian script to download a large OTA app and all it's COD/JAR/JAD files - such as the Mobipocket Reader - to your workstation so you can install it on your device using your SD card instead; handy if the app is really large, have problems with your device data connection, or pay a lot for the data usage on your device. Usage is simple and easy:

Download Usage

1) save the below code as 'getapp.sh'
2) edit getapp.sh to put in the proper URL and JAD file (Mobipocket eReader used as an example)
3) comment/uncomment the use of wget or curl as needed (depends on what you have installed, I like curl)
4) make a new directory and run the script in that directory

Example:
Code:
cd ~
vi getapp.sh (edit/save/exit)
mkdir mpocket
cd mpocket
sh ../getapp.sh

Install Usage

1) copy the folder "mpocket" to your SD card, it should contain all the random COD, JAD and JAR files
2) from your device launch the Media applet
3) Menu key -> Explore -> Media Card -> mpocket folder
4) click on the JAD file to start the install (i.e. mobireader.jad)


getapp.sh
Code:
#!/bin/sh
#
# retrieve an OTA app locally, copy to SD card and install
# from there instead (for large OTA apps)

URL=http://www.mobipocket.com/mobile/downloadsoft/download/mobile4.2.0/
JAD=mobireader.jad

# curl or wget may be used, comment/uncomment as needed
#CMD="wget --quiet"
CMD="curl -s -O"

echo "Retrieving: ${URL}${JAD}"
${CMD} "${URL}${JAD}"

echo "Converting ${JAD}"
dos2unix "${JAD}"

CODS=`cat ${JAD} | grep -i url | cut -f2 -d ' '`
for ii in ${CODS}; do
  echo "Retrieving: ${URL}${ii}"
  ${CMD} "${URL}${ii}"
done

exit 0

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Old 04-18-2008, 12:32 PM   #2
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Very useful, thanks for posting this.
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My pleasure - I needed it to download a large (> 1meg) OTA app myself this morning to test for a developer, so as they say - necessity is the mother of invention.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:20 PM   #4
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Stuck thread.
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i love the way inux works i use ubuntu on my deskop and asus eee but when i get in to these codes i get worried

is there a list of what most of this means somewhere?
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i love the way inux works i use ubuntu on my deskop and asus eee but when i get in to these codes i get worried

is there a list of what most of this means somewhere?
Well there's not a 'list' per se, as it's an entire language called Bourne Shell. You can read a beginner and advanced guide at these links:

http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/index.html

Other great resources:

http://wooledge.org:8000/BashFAQ?act...direct=BashFaq
Heiner's SHELLdorado
Bash Reference Manual
All about Linux: Bash Shell Shortcuts
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thanks so much for useful info
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i love the way inux works i use ubuntu on my deskop and asus eee but when i get in to these codes i get worried
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