[olug] Download Linux Journal digital assets

Dan Linder dan at linder.org
Wed Dec 6 07:35:24 CST 2017

I've been a subscriber to LJ for years, and at one time I bought all the
back copies (I lost #16 years ago) for posterity.

On Friday, Linux Journal announced they are going out of business with last
months publication, but at the same time they permitted all of us
subscribers to download the zip with the HTML version of the digital
magazines but not the PDF version.  (Which is my reading preference.)

By any chance had anyone seen a script that I can run against the site to
download these?  If I had time I'd play with writing my own web scraping
too, but I'm concerned that their site will go offline for good before I
get around to that.  (I guess I'd take a link to someone who had done this

Anyone tackled this and willing to share code? Even if it's from a
different site it might jumpstart me in the right direction


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