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xeHentai Downloader

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E-Hentai Dōjinshi Downloader

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Windows users can download packed binaries from here or here. The package is built using PyInstaller.

Or run directly from source code:

pip install -U requests[socks]
git clone
cd xeHentai
python ./ install

The program is running in non-interactive mode by default. To run interactively, use -i.

For pros

Configuration file

If you are running from source code, please copy xeHentai/ to your current directory first. Use that file as your config file.

The priority of configuration is: Interactive inputs > Command line options > User > Internal

Configuration keys:

  • daemon Set to run in default mode, can only use on posix-compatible systems. Refer to Running Modes. Default to False.

  • dir Download directory. Default to current directory.

  • download_ori Set to download original images or not. Default to False.

  • jpn_title Set to select Japanese title or not. If set to False, English or Romaji title will be used. Default to True.

  • rename_ori Set to rename images to their orginal names. If set to False, image will be named in sequence numbers. Default to False.

  • proxy Proxy list. Refer to Proxies.

  • proxy_image Set to use proxy both on downloading images and scanning webpages. Default to True.

  • proxy_image_only Set to use proxy only on downloading images. Default to False.

  • rpc_interface RPC server binding IP. Refer to JSON-RPC. Default to localhost.

  • rpc_port RPC server binding port. Default to none (not serving).

  • rpc_secret RPC secret key. Default to None.

  • delete_task_files Set to delete downloaded files when deleting a task. Default to False.

  • make_archive Set to make a ZIP archive after download and delete downloaded directory. Default to False.

  • download_range Set image download range. Refer to Download range. Default to download all images.

  • scan_thread_cnt Thread count for scanning webpages. Default to 1.

  • download_thread_cnt Thread count for downloading images. Default to 5.

  • download_timeout Timeout of download images. Default to 10s.

  • ignored_errors Set the error codes to ignore and continue downloading. Default to empty. Error codes can be obtained from

  • log_path Set log file path. Default to eh.log.

  • log_verbose Set log level with integer from 1 to 3. Bigger value means more verbose output. Default to 2.

  • save_tasks Set to save uncompleted tasks in h.json. Default to False.

Command line options

Usage: xeH [-u USERNAME] [-k KEY] [-c COOKIE] [-i] [--daemon] [-d DIR] [-o]
           [-j BOOL] [-r BOOL] [-p PROXY] [--proxy-image | --proxy-image-only]
           [--rpc-interface ADDR] [--rpc-port PORT] [--rpc-secret ...]
           [--delete-task-files BOOL] [-a BOOL] [--download-range a-b,c-d,e]
           [-t N] [--timeout N] [-f] [-l /path/to/eh.log] [-v] [-h]
           [url [url ...]]

xeHentai Downloader NG

positional arguments:
  url                   gallery url(s) to download

optional arguments:
  -u USERNAME, --username USERNAME
  -k KEY, --key KEY     password
  -c COOKIE, --cookie COOKIE
                        cookie string, will be overriden if given -u and -k
  -i, --interactive     interactive mode, will be ignored in daemon mode
                        (default: False)
  --daemon              daemon mode, can't use with -i (default: False)
  -d DIR, --dir DIR     set download directory (current:
  -o, --download-ori    download original images, needs to login (current:
  -j BOOL, --jpn-title BOOL
                        use Japanese title, use English/Romaji title if turned
                        off (default: True)
  -r BOOL, --rename-ori BOOL
                        rename gallery image to original name, use sequence
                        name if turned off (default: False)
  -p PROXY, --proxy PROXY
                        set download proxies, can be used multiple times,
                        currenlty supported: socks5/4a, http(s), glype.
                        Proxies are only used on webpages by default (current:
  --proxy-image         use proxies on images and webpages (default: True)
  --proxy-image-only    only use proxies on images, not webpages (current:
  --rpc-interface ADDR  bind jsonrpc server to this address (current:
  --rpc-port PORT       bind jsonrpc server to this port (default: 8010)
  --rpc-secret ...      jsonrpc secret string (default: None)
  --delete-task-files BOOL
                        delete downloaded files when deleting a task (default:
  -a BOOL, --archive BOOL
                        make an archive (.zip) after download and delete
                        directory (default: False)
  --download-range a-b,c-d,e
                        specify ranges of images to be downloaded, in format
                        start-end, or single index, use comma to concat
                        multiple ranges, e.g.: 5-10,15,20-25, default to
                        download all images
  -t N, --thread N      download threads count (default: 5)
  --timeout N           set image download timeout (default: 10s)
  -f, --force           download regardless of quota exceeded warning
                        (default: False)
  -l /path/to/eh.log, --logpath /path/to/eh.log
                        define log path (current:
  -v, --verbose         show more detailed log (default: 3)
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --version             show program's version number and exit

If options are not defined, values from will be used.


If rpc_interface and rpc_port are set, xeHentai will start a RPC server. The request and response follows the JSON-RPC 2.0 standard.

$ curl localhost:8010/jsonrpc -d '{"jsonrpc": "2.0", "id": 1, "method":"xeH.addTask", "params":[[args],{kwargs}]}'
{"jsonrpc": "2.0", "id": 1, "result": "36df423e"}

rpc_secret is a secret key to your RPC server. If it's set, client should include this value in the request. For example when rpc_secret is set to hentai:

$ curl localhost:8010/jsonrpc -d '{"jsonrpc": "2.0", "id": 1, "method":"xeH.addTask", "params":["token:hentai",[args],{kwargs}]}'
{"jsonrpc": "2.0", "id": 1, "result": "36df423e"}

The method filed should start with xeH. and should be a public class method of xeHentai from And change the name from lower_case_with_underscores notation to lowerCamelCase notation. For example, add_task becomes addTask.

Refer to xeHentai class from for parameters list.

If your browser has a Userscript plugin, you can use xeHentaiHelper.user.js to create tasks directly on e-hentai website. Chrome user will need to install Tampermonkey, for firefox Greasemonkey, and ViolentMonkey for Opera and Maxthon users.

Because e-hentai has enabled https, Chrome user will needs to click on the shield icon in the far right of the address bar and click "Load anyway" or "Load unsafe scripts"

Running modes

If xeHentai is ran from command line interface or interative mode, the program will exit after it finishes the tasks in h.json (if exists) and given URL.

If there's no URL given from command line, the program will exit after it finishes the tasks in h.json(if exists).

If program is running on daemon mode (-d is set or daemon is set to True), the program will keep running in background.


xeHentai supports three types of proxies:

  • socks proxy: socks5h:// If you want to resolve DNS on client side, use socks5://
  • http(s) proxy:
  • glype proxy: Please set value of b accordingly. glype is a widely used PHP proxy script. When using, uncheck Encrypt URL, Remove Scripts and check Allow Cookies and open a random URL. The paste the address into configuration.

Multiple proxies can be specified at the same time. The format can be like : ['socks5h://', ''].

By default proxies are used to download images and scan webpages. If you don't want to use proxy on downloading images, set proxy_image to False.

glype users are encouraged to set proxy_image to False

If you only want to use proxy to download image, set proxy_image_only to True in or use the --proxy-image-only CLI option. If both proxy_image and proxy_image_only are set to True, proxy_image will be ignored.

Download range

Download ranges are set in format start_positoin-end_positoin. For example, 5-10 means number download first 5 to 10 images, including 5 and 10. Or use 15 to download number 15 only.

Multiple ranges can be seperated with comma. For example,5-10,15.

If no range is given, xeHentai will download all images.


Image limit

Downloading images will be count towards image limit. This is calculated regarding the popularity of gallery, the server load and/or Hentai@Home bandwidth by e-hentai server.



Blog  Blog



  • 增加RPC帮助函数:get_infoget_configupdate_configget_image
  • 增加通过RPC看图和下载压缩包功能
  • 增加delete_task_files选项,设置是否删除任务时同时删除下载的文件
  • 修复Windows文件夹不能以空格结尾以及文件不能以.结尾
  • 修复下载时的临时文件在Windows下报错Error 32的问题


  • 增加图片地址解析时的错误处理
  • 增加使用流模式下载图片,优化判断丧尸线程
  • 修复无法从环境变量中获得LOCALE时的问题
  • 修复unichr被当成局部变量的问题
  • 修复交互模式在Python3中的一个问题


  • 增加jpn_title选项,选择是否使用日语标题
  • 增加download_range选项,选择下载范围
  • 增加timeout选项,设置下载图片的超时
  • 增加proxy_image_only选项,设置仅使用代理下载图片
  • 命令行增加--force选项,设置忽略配额继续下载; 配置增加ignored_errors选项,设置忽略的错误码
  • 检查下载的图片是否完整
  • 识别socks5h代理字符串


  • 修复匹配网址的正则表达式
  • 修复表站自动转换里站逻辑
  • 修复下载图片重试后重命名失败的问题
  • 修复原始文件名与自动编号冲突时重命名异常的问题


  • 修复超出配额的判断
  • 修复可能会下到评论中的图的问题
  • 修复无法匹配安装在根目录glype的代理问题
  • 某些错误现在会显示详细信息
  • 增加proxy_image选项,选择是否使用代理下载图片


  • 显示重命名时的错误
  • 修复扩展名中多余的.
  • 修复Windows下文件名的保留字符<, >


  • 修复cookie中只有nw判断为已登录的bug
  • 登录失败时显示网页上的错误信息
  • 交互支持逗号分割多个任务,命令行模式支持同时添加多个任务
  • 修复重命名的bug


  • 修复页数>=1000页时抽风的bug
  • 原始文件名冲突时自动+1


  • 修复Windows下中文路径的问题


  • 修复每页缩略图数量不是40时下载不完整的bug
  • 90秒没有新下载图片则自动结束任务
  • 本子包含重复图片时直接复制


  • 图片404时重试


  • 交互模式默认值改为配置中设置的值


  • 跳过Content Warning


  • 修复本子中有重复图时无法自动退出的bug
  • 其他稳定性修复


  • 增加make_archive, 下载完成后生成zip压缩包并删除下载目录
  • 完善reload机制
  • 检测IP是否被ban并自动更换代理IP


  • 增加rpc_secret
  • i18n/zh_cn更名为i18n/zh_hans


  • 支持Python3


  • 读取 .ehentai.cookie
  • 交互模式不保存任务
  • 添加 --rename-ori 参数和配置
  • 如果用户配置有问题,从内置配置读取默认值
  • 其他更新


  • 支持glype代理类型


  • 初始发布

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