[olug] Download Linux Journal digital assets

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 18:07:37 CST 2017

On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 7:35 AM Dan Linder <dan at linder.org> wrote:

> 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
> already...)
> Anyone tackled this and willing to share code? Even if it's from a
> different site it might jumpstart me in the right direction
> Dan
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My first thought is bummer - had i pulled the trigger and subscribed
earlier this year, maybe they would still be in business.  They had some
awesome articles.

For the download, recursive wget call or python request module (which has
been superseded by something but still works) would be good.  On my phone,
so hard to get at the source.

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