There is a website that has pdf book or article inside it. for example


and the other pages differ only in "seq=".

Is there any way or software to generate all pages and download it. Thanks.


3 Answers 3


You can use this app:

MetaProducts Offline Explorer

Or use IDM

IDM Grabber


This is probably cumbersome compared to other approaches, but this perl script ought to do the job:

use warnings;
use strict;

my $seq = 1;
my $maxseq = 100;

while($seq <= $maxseq)
  my $cmdstring = 'wget https://example.com/cgi/imgsrv/download/pdf?id=mdp.39015015603924;orient=0;size=100;seq=' . $seq . ';attachment=0';
  print `$cmdstring`;

grab hold of a perl interpreter and a port of wget for your system, and it'll download all the files, starting at seq=1, ending at seq=100. Should work fine for similar cases with other URLs, just replace the URL in the while-loop, and change the $seq and $maxseq to whatever you want.

Disclaimer: I have not tested it, as I do not have perl on my current machine. If there are any problems, they should be easily fixable.

  • What's the idea behind using Perl as a launcher for wget? You can do the same in any shell.
    – techraf
    Sep 1, 2016 at 7:54
  • @techraf Possibly, but I write perl more fluently than I write bash. And as I said, there are probably plenty of approaches that are less cumbersome than mine.
    – Jarmund
    Sep 1, 2016 at 7:55

You can use the batch downloader WFDownloader App. Open the app, go to Tasks -> Add batch download with pattern. Next, specify the range on your link in square brackets like so seq=[1-50].

The url now looks like this ...example.com/cgi/imgsrv/download/pdf?id=mdp.39015015603924;orient=0;size=100;seq=[1-50];attachment=0.

Click confirm and then use the Start button to begin the downloads in a batch.  Screenshot:
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