Batch PDF Download

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Florian
2010-03-16
2013-05-28
  • Florian
    Florian
    2010-03-16

    Very slowly my colleagues from our institute are getting aquainted to the fact that it might make sense to organize articles in RefBase and not locally with everybody having a different naming scheme…(I will not keep on blathering, because we all know what the benefits of RefBase are.).
    Anyways, I have realized that it might indeed make sense to batch-download PDFs from RefBase, say I have a group of different articles about one topic and I want to give them to my students for supplementary reading for a project.

    It would be nice to have a SQL-command in order to batch download all the files attached to entries in a given group.
    Is that at all possible? Or are there ways other than SQL-commands?

    Thanks a batch…uhm…bunch ^^

     
  • There is no HTML-native way to prompt a browser to download multiple files.  It would be possible to tar or zip the files together into a single archive file, but this would be a bit tedious.  This is much better accomplished on the client-side with a third-party download manager.

     
  • Florian
    Florian
    2010-03-18

    OK - thanks for the hint :-)
    I've installed "DownthemAll" for firefox - works like a dream…

    thanks again,
    flo