improbablediscussion wrote:rdearman wrote:EDIT 2: That last once had problems (only downloads the robots files, you need the offline cache to download books) The link below downloads all the french language books.
Code: Select all
wget -H -w 2 -m "http://www.gutenberg.org/robot/harvest?filetypes=epub.images&langs=fr"
Well, there's another 3200+ books for my Calibre library! Only the Jules Verne books and Voyage d'un Habitant de la Lune à Paris à la Fin du XVIIIe Siècle have gone on the e-reader so far, though. The hundreds of 19th century periodicals will remain on my desktop with the rest of the random stuff I'm hoarding.
There's actually a good amount of French language study materials in here, like dictionaries, readers, and such. Probably too outdated for normal purposes, but not a bad thing to have on hand if everything suddenly became inaccessible.
Actually I was looking at one of the French readers because it was also Dutch and I thought it had got mixed up when I imported them into Calibre, but the introduction was in Dutch, so this is obviously a reader published for Dutch people. Anyway, the first story was actually kind of cute, about a child putting their hand into the sugar jar while the parents were having tea.
Also, I put in filetypes=epub.images, therefore you're only getting books with images included. If you want ALL the books then you're better off using the text (txt) setting. But the full list of file types is: