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I'm trying to download a complete copy of GirlGenius using wget in a batch script. I have this so far ..

for /L %%y in (2003,1,2009) do for /L %%m in (01,1,12) do for /L %%d in (01,1,31) do wget "http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ggmain/strips/ggmain%%y%%m%%d.jpg"

My problem is that windows doesn't like the leading zeros I'm trying to put into the script. What am I doing wrong? Is there a better way .. other than installing Linux .. would this even work on Linux?

Note: I've already spent some time on SS64, and I've already tried doing this with the Firefox extension DownThemAll, but it is transposing numbers 01 instead of 10 and vice versa 10 instead of 01 giving me dupes of some files and not downloading others.

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rewrite in vbs, or call a vbs file from your batch file. if you take the call route, the vbs file could look something like this...

If Wscript.Arguments.Count = 3 Then
    strYear = WScript.Arguments.Item(0)
    strMonth = "0" & WScript.Arguments.Item(1)
    strDay = "0" & WScript.Arguments.Item(2)

    set objShell = wscript.createObject("wscript.shell") 
                      
    objShell.Run("wget http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ggmain/strips/ggmain" & strYear & right(strMonth,2) & right(strDay,2) & ".jpg"), 1, TRUE 
Else
    'fail with a msgbox if you want
End If

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