25.1.3. File tools

25.1.3.1. Download file

Downloads a file specified using a URL (using for instance http: or file:). In other words you can copy/paste a URL and download the file.

Parameters

Basic parameters

Label

Name

Type

Description

URL

URL

[string]

The URL of the file to download.

File destination

Optional

OUTPUT

[string]

Default: [Save to temporary file]

Specification of the file destination. One of:

  • Skip Output

  • Save to a Temporary File

  • Save to File…

Advanced parameters

Label

Name

Type

Description

Method

METHOD

[enumeration]

Default: 0

The HTTP method to use for the request. Options are:

  • 0 --- GET

  • 1 --- POST

Data

Optional

DATA

[string]

The data to add in the body if the request is a POST.

Outputs

Label

Name

Type

Description

File destination

OUTPUT

[string]

The location of the downloaded file

Python code

Algorithm ID: qgis:filedownloader

import processing
processing.run("algorithm_id", {parameter_dictionary})

The algorithm id is displayed when you hover over the algorithm in the Processing Toolbox. The parameter dictionary provides the parameter NAMEs and values. See Using processing algorithms from the console for details on how to run processing algorithms from the Python console.