iaTorrent snatches all of the torrents for a given collection in the Internet Archive
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iaTorrent (Internet Archive torrent snatcher)

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Description

iaTorrent snatches all of the torrents for a given collection in the Internet Archive.

You'll need a json file for all the items in the collection with at least the title and identifier. You can get that from the Internet Archive advanced search page. You'll need Query parameters as well. I grab the parameters from the 'All items (most recently added first) link on a collection page.

Example:

York University Library collection Query parameters:

(collection:yorkuniversity AND format:pdf) AND -mediatype:collection

Fields to return: identifier, title Number of results: 2608 (number of items in the collection)

Example

Installation

iaTorrent is a single-file python module that you can drop into your project as needed or you can install globally with:

pip install iaTorrent

or

cd ia-torrent
sudo python setup.py install

Usage

From python you can use the iaTorrent module to snatch a collection of torrents like this:

import iaTorrent
torrent = iaTorrent.download_torrents('url_for_json', 'path_to_download_directory')

Or from the commandline:

iaTorrent.py -f 'url_for_json' -d 'path_to_download_directory'

Test suite

python setup.py test

Development

  1. Fork the repository
  2. Do something awesome!
  3. Submit a pull request explianing what your plugin does

License

CC0