Is there a way to download the entire database?

James A. Sellers SELLERSJ at
Sat Mar 25 04:19:09 CET 2000


I have located the site for the Downloader I use.  It is 

As I shared before, I am quite satisfied with this freeware.  I wish
you the best!!!


P.S.  For those of you on seqfan, forgive me for sending these two
emails to you all.  But I felt others might be interested in this!

James A. Sellers
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Cedarville College

sellersj at

>>> "James A. Sellers" <sellersj at> 03/24/00
10:04PM >>>

My understanding is that there is no one quick way to download the
entire database.  The only option of which I am aware is to download
the 54 files that are currently contained at the www address you
mention at the end of your email.  

But there is a relatively quick way to do just that, as long as you
are willing to download a few more files that may not be of interest.

I use a program simply called "Downloader" which, after I open
Microsoft Explorer, will allow me to supply a www address, and
the number of levels  deep that I desire, and the program will
download the root page specified, plus all threads from that root
up to the level I specify.  So I tell it to go to Seis.html and go
level down.  That picks up all 54 files desired, plus some others
are easily discarded if I desire. 

I don't remember where I got the software I use; it was freeware I
across a while back when I had your exact same question!!!  But I
look on altavista tonight and found something called Mass Downloader

This might be exactly what I use, but I can't be sure!!!  Also, does
Microsoft have anything like this in the works??  

Well, I hope this helps you.  I am sorry I can't give you a better
answer.  I should say that I have had no trouble with the technique
described above.  And I have some grep-like software written "in
house" by one of my colleagues that allows me to perform multiple,
case-sensitive word searches (not just one word as Neil has
available). I have used this ALOT to find the sequences about which
am interested.  For example, I can look up the "more" sequences in a
certain category of sequences (like "part") in a matter of seconds. 

Take care.


<<< Joe Crump <joecr at>  3/24  5:52p >>>

	Is there a way to download the entire database of sequences,
to download all the .htm files on


- Joe


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