Joel Is this the sort of thing you're looking for? http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/a6b10a18-c4e4-46cc-b710-4 bd7fa606f95 You could pass in the date and interpolate it within the URL to accommodate the changing file name. Cheers, Chris On 26/07/2013 20:29, "Joel Canfield" <joel at spinhead.com> wrote: >been away from scripting too long to have an answer for a friend who asks >how to automate downloading a file named, for instance > >http://nppes.viva-it.com/NPPES_Deactivated_NPI_Report_071013.zip > >from the page > >http://nppes.viva-it.com/NPI_Files.html > >Zip file name will only change in the month and year. > >Once downloaded to the desired location, it needs to be unzipped >automatically. > >Any pointers on the simplest way to make this happen automatically would >be >appreciated. This will all probably happen on a Windows network behind >firewalls and such, but almost any technology can be introduced if it >ultimately makes this work. > >joel >-- > >* * Please support the community that supports you. * * >http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > >For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester >and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org >Workers of the Web, evolt !