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Download all issues of Full Circle Magazine

January 27, 2011 5 comments

Problem

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?

Solution

Here are the necessary URLs till issue 47:

http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue0_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue1_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue2_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue3_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue4_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue5_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue6_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue7_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue8_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue9_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue10_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue11_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue12_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue13_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue14_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue15_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue16_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue17_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue18_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue19_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue20_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue21_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue22_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue23_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue24_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue25_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue26_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue27_en.pdf
http://test.fullcirclemagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/fullcircle-issue28-eng1.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue29_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue30_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue31_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue32_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue33_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue34_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue35_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue36_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue37_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue38_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue39_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue40_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue41_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue42_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue43_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue44_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue45_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue46_en.pdf
http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue47_en.pdf

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:

wget http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue{0..45}_en.pdf

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}
do 
wget http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue${i}_en.pdf; 
done

Or, in one line:

for i in {0..45}; do wget http://dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue${i}_en.pdf; done