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Download all the documents linked from a web page.

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A python library and command line tool for scraping (and downloading) links on a web page.

LinkScraper - class for scraping links from a page
DocumentLinkScraper - subclass of LinkScraper
  • class for scraping “document links,” which all end in a given file extension, such as “.pdf”
imports library classes for cleaner importing
main() - entrypoint for command line tool

command line tool

Basic usage:

$ downlink “” output

The above will download all PDF documents to a folder called “output” which must exist and be writable.

To download files of a different extension, use the –ext option.

For more usage details, run downlink –help

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