Webloc to Webarchive (or PDF or HTML+images)

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by eldino, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. eldino macrumors member


    Mar 8, 2007
    Hi Guys,
    my problem is this: i have a bunch (400+) of .webloc links (to webpages) that i'd like to batch download using a script or a workflow and then read them offline. I tried to accomplish this using Automator, but you have to manually specify the links you need soing something like:

    "Get Specified URLs" -> "Download URLs"

    so it's impossible!also saving this workflow as .app and dragging webloc in it doesn't work! Any suggestion?
    I have nice Bash skills but I have nearly any Applescript skills.. I did a search on the web and on Mac sites but it seems i'm the only one in the world with such a problem!

    The ideal goal'd be to obtain the same result of "Save page with name" function inside Firefox for every webloc I have.. but Firefox doesn't like Automator! or it does?

    Thank you very much! any help is appreciated!
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    If you need to access the URL of a .webloc file from within your Bash script, you can use this command:

    strings bookmark.webloc/rsrc | grep http | head -n 1
    where "bookmark.webloc" is the name of your .webloc file.

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