Posts Tagged ‘download’

How to download an entire website for off-line reading?

November 30, 2012 Leave a comment


You want to download an entire website (e.g. a blog) for offline reading.


wget --mirror -p --convert-links -P ./LOCAL-DIR WEBSITE-URL

Tip from here.

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Firefox: get rid of that annoying download pop-up window

May 13, 2012 1 comment
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Download all issues of Full Circle Magazine

January 27, 2011 5 comments


You want to get all the issues of Full Circle Magazine but you don’t want to download ‘em one by one. Is there an easy and painless way to get them in a bundle?


Here are the necessary URLs till issue 47:

Save it to a file called down.txt, then download them all:

wget -i down.txt

Update (20110130) #1:

Unfortunately, issues below 10 are named as issueX_en.pdf and not as issue0X_en.pdf. Thus, if you download all the files and list them with ‘ls -al‘, issues < 10 will be mixed with the others. Here is how to fix it:

rename -n 's/issue(\d)_en(.*)/issue0$1_en$2/' *.pdf

It will just print the renames (without executing them). If the result is OK, remove the ‘-n‘ switch and execute the command again. Now the files will be renamed in order.

Update (20110130) #2:

This post was taken over by Ubuntu Life, and the user Capitán suggested an easier solution in a comment over there:


I didn’t know about this wget feature :) Now I see why issues < 10 are named as issueX_en.pdf and not as issue0X_en.pdf

Update (20110203): That {0..45} thing is actually expanded by bash, not by wget! See this post for more info.

Update (20110130) #3:

Another reader of Ubuntu Life, marco, suggests a bash script solution:

for i in {0..45}

Or, in one line:

for i in {0..45}; do wget${i}_en.pdf; done

Increase the number of simultaneous downloads in Vuze

January 9, 2011 1 comment


You use Vuze (formerly Azureus) for downloading torrents and you have a nice connection speed, but still, Vuze downloads only 4 or 5 torrents simultaneously. Why? You want to start all the torrents in the list…


The option to increase the number of simultaneous downloads is a bit hidden. Go to Tools -> Options…, and choose Queue. Here, the first entry is what we need: “Max. simultaneous downloads [0: unlimited]“. Set the value to 0 and hit Apply.

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