BY image getter
by_get downloads all image files of a given text file of URLs and places them in the working directory.
Good URLs and the resulting image file names are written to STDOUT. Bad URLs and their error codes are written to STDERR. Images are saved to the working directory and named with the SHA256 hash of the (clean) source URL to avoid overwriting homonymous files from other URLs.
Redirects are handled transparently and non-image responses (e.g. HTML from domain parking servers) are filtered out. Existing connections are re-used where possible to reduce the overhead of connection negotiation when repeatedly requesting images from the same server.
Download and install the current by_get package on your system by executing the following command as administrator:
pip3 install by_get
Previous versions will be uninstalled automatically. The installation can be tested with
If everything went fine you should see the program’s help text.
A typical download is started by issuing the following command:
To get rid of by_get simply execute the following command as administrator:
pip3 uninstall by_get
The Python utility pip3 will list all currently installed available versions for selective removal. Proceed similarly with any required packages (e.g. pytest) if you don’t need them anymore.