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BY image getter

Project description

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.

Quick Start

Installing by_get

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

by_get -h

If everything went fine you should see the program’s help text.

First Steps

A typical download is started by issuing the following command:

by_get my_urls.txt


Uninstalling by_get

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.

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