IP2Location™ Download Client
download.pl is a Perl script to download IP2Location™ database from the server. Subscribers can use this script to automate the download process without visiting the download area manually. Please download the database once a month on the first week of the calendar month.
We only update IP2Location databases on the first day of the calendar month. Please download the database once a month during a random day from the first week of calendar month to avoid network congestion.
|package||Database package. (DB1, DB2...DB24, DB1BIN, DB2BIN...DB24BIN, or PX1)|
|login||Subscriber login name.|
|output||Output file name. (Optional)|
|help||Display help file.|
./download.pl -package DB1 -login mylogin -password mypassword
First save the download.pl to your installation directory. Make the script executable and run the script using your installation directory:
chmod 755 download.pl
All Windows user need to install the ActivePerl in their system before executing this script. Please visit ActiveState website for free installation of ActivePerl.
First save the download.pl to your installation directory. Open a command line prompt and change directory to your installation directory.
perl download.pl ...
Note: For Windows, you can use the download.exe to replace the download.pl to skip the Perl interpreter installation requirements.
You can also automate the download process using the common HTTP applications such as wget or curl.
wget "http://www.ip2location.com/download?productcode=<product>&login=<login>&password=<password>" --output-document=<local_file_name>
curl -o <local_file_name> "http://www.ip2location.com/download?productcode=<product>&login=<login>&password=<password>"
Automate the data downloading and database loading using script
You can also automate the entire download, unzipping and loading of IP2Location data into database using bash or shell script.