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Save file by URL

Oftentimes, I have a URL to a file I want to download, but no simple way of downloading it. The problem is that some files (e.g. videos) open in the browser instead of giving you the "Save As..." dialog box.

LinkSave.net provides a text box where you can paste the URL and generate a link you can right click and "Save As...". But do you want LinkSave to know all the links you save?

I created a similar link generator where your URLs are not logged. The link is created on the client side using JavaScript, and you can view the source code to be sure. Easier than writing a new HTML file with the URL every time you want to save a file. Of course, wget is an alternative.

Tags: privacy, javascript

Created on Sun, 17 Jan 2010 13:49

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