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downloadXkcd.py - Downloads every single XKCD comic.
#! python3
# downloadXkcd.py - Downloads every single XKCD comic.
# source: Automated the Boring Stuff with Python
import requests, os, bs4
url = 'http://xkcd.com' # starting url
os.makedirs('xkcd', exist_ok=True) # store comics in ./xkcd
while not url.endswith('#'):
# Download the page.
print('Downloading page %s...' % url)
res = requests.get(url)
res.raise_for_status()
soup = bs4.BeautifulSoup(res.text, 'xml')
# Find the URL of the comic image.
comicElem = soup.select('#comic img')
if comicElem == []:
print('Could not find comic image.')
else:
comicUrl = 'http://' + comicElem[0].get('src')[2:]
# Download the image.
print('Downloading image %s...' % (comicUrl))
res = requests.get(comicUrl)
res.raise_for_status()
# Save the image to ./xkcd
imageFile = open(os.path.join('xkcd', os.path.basename(comicUrl)), 'wb')
for chunk in res.iter_content(100000):
imageFile.write(chunk)
imageFile.close()
# Get the Prev button's url.
prevLink = soup.select('a[rel="prev"]')[0]
url = 'http://xkcd.com' + prevLink.get('href')
print('Done.')
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