OPDS Monster is a tool for downloading books from an OPDS feed. It was started on Halloween night 2011 by Nick Rowe. It’s a treat, though, don’t worry. I originally wrote this so I could easily download my Pragmatic Programmer bookshelf. It might also make an interesting cron job to mirror project gutenberg.
- Install the gem
gem install opds_monster
This will download all of the books from the example feed to the current working directory.
monster http://pragprog.com/my_bookshelf.opds -u USER -p PASS
Some feeds, like the Pragmatic Programmer Feed are authenticated using HTTP Basic Authentication. Adding a user and password should take care of that.
And the rest
opds monster supports some other options too:
Usage: monster [options] feed -u, --username USER HTTP basic authentication user name -p, --password PASS HTTP basic authentication password -q, --quiet Quiet Output -h, --help Display this screen -v, --version monster version
Photo: Look I’m a monster…AAAARGH! by JeHu6 under CC license.