WF Help Home Page Command Line and Batch Downloads

WingFlyer allows three different ways to "automatically" download one or more webpages at a time - two by command line options, and one from within the program.

1. To automatically download one webpage : Use the following command line parameters.

wf31 options URL destination file

Where : options can be any combination of the following options: -i Run as an icon. -g Same as checking the Download Referenced Files option. -o Same as checking the Overwrite Files option. -k Same as the Skip Files option. -a Same as the Auto-Rename option. -s Same as the Strip HTTP option. These options can be in any combination and can be entered individually like this :

wf32beta -i -g -o ......

or all together like this :

wf31 -igo ......

URL is the full URL address (combination of the WebSite Name and URL Path) of the webpage such as :

destination file is the same filename that goes in the D/L Name such as :


If we were to automatically download this file, this is how the command line look :

  wf31 -igos c:\tem\gm\a141.htm

2. To automatically download a number of webpages : Use the following parameters

wf31 /F filename.txt

Where : filename.txt is a command file that contains a number of lines, one per webpage, with the same format used in the first example. You can include comments by prefixing them with a single quote (). An example command could look like this (Comments are italicized) :
'Common webpages that I like to download
-gios c:\temp\yahoo\index.htm
-gios c:\temp\cnet\index.htm 'I can even put comments here.
'Download only a zip file
-si c:\temp\updates\
In addition to the above options, you can now load a configuration file completely defining any option that Wingflyer gives you including password protection, number of levels, etc. Add a line like the following :
'-L filename.ini
*Note that the single quote (') is significant.
Where : filename.ini is the nameof a special configuration file. Keep in mind that the configuration includes the name of the file to be downloaded. Plus, any settings that you set will stay in effect until either the batchfile is finished being processed, or if other options (iogsk or '-L).

3. Download a number of webpages from inside WingFlyer : Create a command file with the identical format as described in 2 above. Start up WingFlyer and click on the Auto Request button. WingFlyer will prompt you with a file dialog box to pick the command file you created.

4. Create, edit and save any changes to a command file from within WingFlyer : Click on the Utilities Screen button, and then click on the Edit Command File option at the top. This will bring a screen up for you to load, create, and save your command files.
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