Saving large multichapter stories to disk

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Saving large multichapter stories to disk

Post by Mark_Reed » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:10 am

Hey all-

I enjoy reading multichapter stories- the longer the better. I do most of my reading offline. As a result, I often find myself in the position of staring at a multichapter story index page with 30 or 50 or 75+ links to each chapter, each of which needs to be saved to a flash drive.

Does anyone else use/know of a program that could do this automatically? It'd save a great deal of time.

-Mark

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Re: Saving large multichapter stories to disk

Post by gesit » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:21 am

I use a share-ware proggy: getright
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Re: Saving large multichapter stories to disk

Post by Gauthier » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:03 am

I use a firefox plug-in downThemAll!
Here is a list of alternatives:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison ... d_managers

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Re: Saving large multichapter stories to disk

Post by andy_t_roo » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:15 am

i use a firefox plugin called flashgot -- you can tell it to download all links on a page, or to build a page with links according to name, eg: you can download the chapters to http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2549502/1/A_Long_Journey by telling it to build a gallery with links to http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2549502/[1-40]/A_Long_Journey (although for fictionpress i tend to use i fanfiction downloaded ; http://www.home-eisele.de/downloader_e.php )

otherwise with something like the yahoo pages which don't link all that well, the "mouse gestures redox" plugin has a feature where you can draw a line with the right mouse button, finish with a specific gesture (right, up ,left for me) and it will download every link under the line you have just drawn.

edit:
link to flashgot https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/220
link to mouse gestures https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/39

as an added bonus flashgot is very good at downloading youtube videos and other material found on webistes also.

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Re: Saving large multichapter stories to disk

Post by furry_wolf2001b » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:09 pm

Yeah flashgot and flashget is great.
At the moment i use flashgot.
But i have used flashget witch i can recommend too.

Another one i can recommend is "Download helper" that i am also using right now.
And that one works even on yahoo groups.
http://www.downloadhelper.net/

All three have things one wants to use from time to time.
But i have been getting by without flashget at all since i reinstalled last.
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Re: Saving large multichapter stories to disk

Post by Greymist » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:33 am

wget > *

Or for a more helpful response, read the above posts :)

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Re: Saving large multichapter stories to disk

Post by Lochar » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:36 pm

Wasn't it you Spec was threatening to kill for scripting what basically amounted to a ping to look for Fel coming onto the forums?
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