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Old 04-20-2005, 07:34 PM   #1
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Question Batch downloader?

I have been checking around since my recent switch to Linux (Debian Sarge) for any download managers capable of batch downloading, but so far I am coming up empty handed on anything useful.

In my Windoze days I was getting by on a combination of the Mozilla/Firefox extension FlashGot (and it's very nice "Build Gallery" feature), the download manager FlashGet, and a small script of my own devising to help automate it a little. I could attempt to emulate this on Linux with Wine, but overall it would probably be easier to alter one of the open source download managers already available.

So I came here to ask this forum for help, here is what (ideally) I need:

1. Easy batch downloading, I am going to be using this mostly for galleries of pictures, so something good enough that I could set filters or a range (i.e. Animal[1-100].jpg) so it only picks up the full sized images from the links and not the thumbnails would be lovely.

2. The ability to use and set referers, so that I can download images easily from a webpage with security that might otherwise make it a painfully long process.

If you know of software that will accomplish this I would much appreciate a link, but if you do not then a link to anything incorporating one of these features so I may have a reference for writing my own would also be nice.
Old 04-20-2005, 08:11 PM   #2
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You might want to look at the man-page for the "wget" command.

For example the command: wget -O http://somewhere/imagedir/10/Animal[001-100].jpg
would retrieve the pictures Animal001.jpg to Animal100.jpg saving them by their same name.
Or perhaps
wget -o{horses,dogs,cats}/[001-100].jpg -o #1_#2.jpg will retrieve the pictures 001.jpg to 100.jpg in the horses, dogs and cats directories and save them with the names
horses_001.jpg, horses_002.jpg, ... cats_100.jpg

Last edited by jschiwal; 04-20-2005 at 08:12 PM.
Old 04-20-2005, 08:38 PM   #3
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Thank you for the prompt reply.

Last edited by Libd20; 04-20-2005 at 09:46 PM.


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