Tuesday, 26 August 2008


Sorry there was a slight error in the post about the rapid share download/wget thing, I mistyped the cookie name - I have since edited it so it works - sorry for the issues it might have caused!

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Rapidshare wget console for linux

OK so I have a nice connection both at work and home, trouble is both of them have fair usage policys, which basically suck when I want some stuff from rapidshare.

Now this little trick requires a few things, they are:

1, a premium RS account (its cheap you wasters!)
2, You need to log into your account via a normal webbrowser ONCE to set a setting
3, access to a console on a *nix box ;)

OK so first go into your normal browser like FFx or IE and log into your premium account, and goto the settings and select the tick box for "direct downloads", now save that and log out - from here on in you can use console :)

ok now in your console type the following;

wget --save-cookies=rscookie -q --post-data="login=[user]&password=[password]" https://ssl.rapidshare.com/cgi-bin/premiumzone.cgi

obviously replace [user] and [password] with your account details (and minus the []'s)

Now create a list of links you want to download and call it something like "links"

now all you have to do is loop over the urls in the links folder and supply the cookie from earlier

for i in `cat links`; do wget --load-cookies=rscookie $i;done

and your done :D

Friday, 22 August 2008


It has just occured to me that all the posts that I transfered over from aheadofthetimes.co.uk are in the wrong bloody order, they will have to stay this way because I can not be bothered to reverse the order...so erm from this point downwards its all just for archieving purposes...from this point up its going to be new posts only.

sorry for the stupid error :(