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A simple ilias downloader.

Project description


A simple and easy ilias downloader written with python. It helps you to download files on ilias to your computer.


Important: The project is now only support Ilias platform of Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie.


$ pip install iliaDownloader

$ iliaD

♦ Requirement if using source code



♦ Initiate

iliaD init


iliaD init -name uxxxx -target path/of/target

For the first time to use you should use command init to initiate the user information. Follow the constructions you can set your user name in form "uxxxx", the password and the path of target directory.

iliaD course

After user data initiated, you can use command course to choose courses to be downloaded. Or you can use command sync to choose courses and download the directly.

♦ Synchronize

iliaD sync

Use command sync you can synchronize new files. The exist file will not be changed. Only new file in ilias will be downloaded to the folder.

♦ Check user data and edit

iliaD user


iliaD course

Use command user to check and edit the user name, target directory and password. Use command course to check and edit marked courses.


Command Usage
init Init user config with name and target folder
sync Synchronize all marked Ilias files
user Print or change user data
course Print or change marked courses

Automatic daliy synchronize

If you have a raspberry pi or any Unix computer, you can do the following instructions to synchronize the ilias folder with your cloud storage.

  1. Download the iliaD .
  2. Download rclone .
  3. Bind rclone with your cloud storage.
  4. Initiate the iliaD, set the target directory (e.g. /home/pi/Onedrive/SS20/)
  5. Open crontab: with crontab -e in terminal
  6. Add following instructions:
    1. 00 05 * * * iliaD sync >> /path/of/iliaD.log 2>&1
    2. 30 05 * * * rclone -v copy path/of/target/directory/ path_of_cloud >> path/of/rclone.log 2>&1

With the seetings, your raspberry pi will synchronize the ilias folder, download new files at 5:00 am. and upload them in your cloud storage at 5:30 am.

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