Download all xkcd


You can now download all xkcd comics in one go using the following bash script.

for i in `seq 1 472`
wget `grep index.html | head -1 | cut -d\" -f2`
mv `grep index.html | head -1 | cut -d\/ -f5 | cut -d\" -f1` $(echo $(echo $i"_")`grep index.html | head -1 | cut -d\/ -f5 | cut -d\" -f1`)

rm index.html

Made a few modifications to the earlier code so that the comics are named according the sequence that they were put up.

Make the file executable and execute as ::

$sh filename

Happy reading.


8 Responses to “Download all xkcd”

  1. Aditya Says:


  2. @$%deja vu$% Says:

    good good….
    creative work !!:)

  3. Salil Says:

    keep it up dude, niiiccceee!! 🙂

  4. Amod Says:

    explain that script please !!

  5. Aditya Says:

    See… I told you the first time. Download first and then rename. Don’t try to do both things at the same time… but you don’t listen….

  6. CDK Says:

    @aditya:: aah…yes…i forget….it was ur idea…thanks for that..and i did the same thing eventually…
    so i did listen

  7. Aniket Zamwar Says:

    wat is dis..
    wats dis for??

  8. CDK Says:

    @aniket:: check the previous posts regarding xkcd … its a webcomic

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