make your own comix collection
Feel free to get and use my perl script
hncc (Heikos new Comix
Collector) to build these pages on your own machine.
It is not yet as polished as i would wish (it has grown
historically...) but it works quite well. The description
mechanisms used in the comix.lst could
use a lot more explanation and documentation however.
once you installed perl, put hncc.pl and comix.lst
together into one directory, make a subdirectory download
and try to run
- perl (for windows machines get it from
Active State, for
other architectures see cpan: the
Comprehensive Perl Archive Network)
- my hncc script
- my list with comix descriptions
(the -v parameter (verbose) shows the progress of downloading,
the -A number parameter describes the probability
of watching the sites advertisements [in this case the script
downloads all of the ad banners it finds and 'clicks thru' with a 10% probability - and immeadietly (sp?) discards them after download])
perl hncc.pl -v -A 0.1 -d download comix.lst
then you will get
If you get an error about ...Module LWP not found...
your perl installation is missing the lib-www-perl package (which
makes ist easy to write programs behaving like a web-browser).
To install it for ActiveState perl, type:
- a file 19991108.ref.html (or whatever todays date is)
containing inline references to all accessible comix in comix.lst
- lots of subdirectories within the directory download
where all the retrieved images are stored (make sure, you don't make this available publicly - it would definitely constitute a copyright violation)
- a file download/19991108.loc.html with inline links to
all the images already on your harddisk.
- some temporary files in the current directory... i should
propably take care of them in furure versions.
for a cpan distribution of perl, type:
perl -MCPAN -e shell
There are a lot of other tools out there for creating similar collections,
each has its pros and cons. see for yourself:
and probably many more...
another tool of mine you might find usefull to harvest comic archives
for offline viewing and archiving is wgrab
Modified: Feb. 2001