With Firefox, how can I copy all the link URLs from a webpage at once?
December 2, 2004 9:06 AM   Subscribe

I need a way to rip all the links off a site on one go, instead of this crappy click-click-click. My finger is achy, and I am here. I'm using Firefox. Someone please hope me, I'm lazy.
posted by FunkyHelix to Computers & Internet (14 answers total)
 
Not a Firefox plug-in, but useful when facing a ton of stuff to download: Webreaper. Adjusting the options may be tricky at first, but it works wonders once you do get it right.
posted by icontemplate at 9:15 AM on December 2, 2004


What's the objective? Do you want a list of URLs, a collection of HTML files, what?

Frankly, I can't imagine the point of either one of those; the list of URLs is, you know, already there on the linked page, and downloading the (dynamic) front pages of a bunch of blogs is a bit pointless.
posted by Galvatron at 9:20 AM on December 2, 2004


Get the DownloadThemAll extension.
posted by kenko at 9:30 AM on December 2, 2004


I want a list of the urls so I can post them into a file for my own keeping. I've had my computer go down and eat my bookmarks three times in the last six months. A list on a disk would be nice.
posted by FunkyHelix at 9:32 AM on December 2, 2004


What'd be nice is to have something that'd follow all the links and harvest the mp3 files into neat little directories.
posted by esch at 9:38 AM on December 2, 2004


Why don't you just save the page somewhere? Then you get contextual information for free...
posted by Galvatron at 9:39 AM on December 2, 2004


What'd be nice is to have something that'd follow all the links and harvest the mp3 files into neat little directories.

I still use WebDevil although it hasn't been updated in a while. It mirror the html in folders, and gets most files without problems.

I believe wget can do this too, but I haven't mastered all the settings yet.
posted by milovoo at 9:45 AM on December 2, 2004


If you simply want a list of urls, go here and add "List all links" to your toolbar. Then click on the bookmarklet while on the mofi page. Copy the list out of the popup window and do whatever you want with it. One note - it will grab every link, so you'll get some junk.

Why don't you just nicely ask tofuhut for his blogroll?
posted by O9scar at 9:51 AM on December 2, 2004


Yeah, I'm wget dumb. I was hoping someone would swoop in with some obfuscated perl and show me how retarded I am with two lines of genius.
posted by esch at 10:04 AM on December 2, 2004


I use Flashgot as an extension, and it works great. Combine that with GetRight for a PC or iGetter for a Mac, and you're in business...
posted by evadery at 10:33 AM on December 2, 2004


HTTrack is great for slurping down a website(s). You can set it to only get files with specific extensions.
posted by Mitheral at 10:44 AM on December 2, 2004


esch, have you seen Veen's wget solution?
posted by fletchmuy at 11:42 AM on December 2, 2004


That's nice.

Thanks.
posted by esch at 12:13 PM on December 2, 2004


What'd be nice is to have something that'd follow all the links and harvest the mp3 files into neat little directories

I second the DownloadThem All extension - which is great if you want to download linked media, as well as the Linky extension, which will open all links in tabs. Magpie is another Firefox extension which will download all files in links or in open tabs. There are options with these to save media into different directories. Pron link lovers Nirvana.
If you're worried about losing Bookmarks, there is also an extension called Bookmarks Backup that saves your bookmarks with each closed browser session - though I haven't seen it yet for the newest version of Firefox.
posted by sixdifferentways at 10:45 PM on December 2, 2004


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