OpenWorld 2017–grab ALL of the content

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Some people use the session catalog to grab just the presentations that they either attended, or could not attend.

Other people want a download of every available presentation so they can peruse the entire catalog offline at a later date.

I am one of the latter people. Smile

So using some node, javascript, awk, sed, grep I managed to data-mine the catalog page to come up with a list of uploaded presentations in the form:

wget --no-check-certificate -O "SessionTitle".extension ""

which of course can then be run as a batch file to grab them all. Woo hoo !!!

You can download the batch file which contains the 932 download commands here

I can’t make any guarantees the list is complete, or that the script will work without error, but it should be a good starting point, and it will be a lot faster than clicking on each presentation !

If it does not work for you, my apologies.Β  If it does work for you and saves you a lot of time, just don’t forget that I like beer or gin&tonic next time you see me. Smile

Enjoy !


  1. Unable to establish SSL connection , OpenSSL: error: 14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert handshake failure

  2. Thanks for sharing the useful information Connor. I had issues to run the bat file in Windows as wget utility was not available in my laptop. As a workaround i have used the same contents as .sh in Oracle Linux VM and it worked fine. Will meet you at Sangam in december with a beer πŸ™‚

  3. Thanks, it does work.

    Just thought I’d mention that on Linux the .bat file needs to be converted to UNIX format (a simple ‘vi’ with “:set notextmode” followed by “:wq” is sufficient), else you’ll get a bunch of HTTP 403 (Forbidden).

  4. Well, I am the one who will not thank you. You’ve just runied my weekend! And maybe the next one too!
    Because I have now soooo many great articles to read about misc. Oracle technologies, writenn by great experts!
    I am tempted to say “I hate you!”, but after all those great articles, incl. your blog & AskTom, I can just say – I admire you!

  5. Hello Connor,

    could be possible generate this loong list also for windows users πŸ™‚


    (new-object“ CR_1507095207967001ztIr.pptx”,”Data Ignites Digital Transformation.pptx”)

    Then it is possible to run it in powershell window.

    Best regards from Czech Republic

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