Downloading and organizing large
amounts of files is challenging, and
often done using ad hoc methods. This
software is capable of downloading and
organizing files as an OpenSearch
client. It can subscribe to RSS (Really
Simple Syndication) feeds and Atom
feeds containing arbitrary metadata, and
maintains a local content addressable
data store. It uses existing standards for
obtaining the files, and uses efficient
techniques for storing the files. Novel
features include symbolic links to maintain
a sane directory structure, checksums
for validating file integrity during
transfer and storage, and flexible use of
This work was done by Brian Duggan of
Adnet Systems and Curt Tilmes of NASA for
Goddard Space Flight Center. For further
information, contact the Goddard Innovative
Partnerships Office at (301) 286-5810. GSC-16203-1.
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