is a command line interface to Dosage. Dosage is a an application designed
to keep a local 'mirror' of specific web comics and other picture-based
content, such as 'Picture Of The Day' sites, with a variety of options
for updating and maintaining collections.
-b PATH, --base--path=PATH
Specifies a base path to put comic subdirectories. The default is 'Comics'.
Specifies the base URL for output events. The default is a local file URI.
Traverses all available strips until an (identical) existing one is found.
This can be useful if your collection was previously up to date,
but you've missed a few days worth of strips. Alternatively you can specify
twice for a 'full catchup', which will not stop until all comics
have been traversed. Catchups can 'resumed' by using the index syntax, see
sections for more information.
Output brief help information.
List available comic modules in multi-column fashion.
List available comic modules in single-column fashion.
-m MODULE, --module-help=MODULE
Output module-specific help for
-o OUTPUT, --output=OUTPUT
may be any one of the following:
Provides no additional output and is the default value.
Writes out an HTML file linking to the strips actually downloaded in the
current run, named by date (ala dailystrips). The files can be found in the
'html' directory of your Comics directory.
Writes out an RSS feed detailing what strips were downloaded in the last 24
hours. The feed can be found in Comics/dailydose.xml.
Writes an RSS feed with all of the strips downloaded during the run, for use
with your favourite RSS aggregator.
Display a progress bar while downloading comics.
Decrease the output level by one with each occurence.
Print timestamps for all output at any level.
Increase the output level by one with each occurence.
Display the version number.
At least one valid
must be specified. A list of valid modules can be found by passing the
arguments can be specified on the command line.
One can indicate the start of a list of
indices using a
is specified with index syntax then 'resume' mode is activated,
where a 'catchup' will start at the given index.
Some users may find certain comics offensive and wish to disable them.
Modules listed in
will be disabled. These files should contain only one module name per line.
This expands to mean all the comics currently in your 'Comics'
This expands to mean all the comics available to Dosage.
can be used with
but this is unlikely to be useful.
Retrieve the latest Mega Tokyo comic:
Retrieve every strip from every comic that there is a module for:
mainline -c @@
Retrieve all Penny Arcade strips from (and including) a given index to
the beginning regardless of whether they already exist or not:
mainline -c PennyArcade:2004-07-22
will use the specified HTTP proxy whenever possible.
Should retrieval fail on any given strip
will attempt to retry. However the retry information is only outputted
and successive output levels.
At the time of writing, a
Dosage collection weighs in at around 3.0GB.