Using OS X Utilities - How do I Download Everthing from a Site?
October 21, 2004 10:41 AM   Subscribe

Step by step instructions for an absolute newbie (who knows nothing about OS X Utilities) on getting all the like files (mp3s, jpgs, etc.) from a url...?

I've seen posts about things like wget and whatnot and I have no idea what that means or how to run such a thing. I have never used command line or terminal and have no idea how they work (all the instructions I've ever found assume someone knows how to use these already). I just have a url and want all the mp3s without clicking each one individually.
posted by dobbs to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
Jeffrey Veen's wget tutorial (search for "mp3 blogs veen" is great.

Even simpler is using firefox with a download extension, forgot the name (turbo download?) that does this.

note: I have quit running my mp3 blog scraping script because I didn't have time to weed through it all for the stuff I liked.
posted by mecran01 at 10:44 AM on October 21, 2004

Try one of these programs: DeepVaccum; SimpleWget.
posted by Mo Nickels at 11:29 AM on October 21, 2004

Doesn't OS X come with curl instead of wget?
posted by smackfu at 12:22 PM on October 21, 2004

Doesn't the popular, free, and easy SiteSucker do this?
posted by majick at 1:57 PM on October 21, 2004

OS X does come with curl which is great, however if you don't feel comfortable with the terminal try iCab. Besides being an all around solid browser the download dialog offers the options to "Get all files in same path, get all files on same server or get all linked files". You can specify own may links to follow (the "depth") and what file extensions to ignore.
posted by golo at 3:13 PM on October 21, 2004

Thanks, all! I'll try out a few of these.
posted by dobbs at 3:16 PM on October 21, 2004

The Firefox extension is Magpie. Good luck with it. I can't get it to do anything, but I think it's in conflict with another extension and no one has written an extension group counseling extension yet.
posted by yerfatma at 3:21 PM on October 21, 2004

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