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collecting music from the Free Music Archive

Use lynx -dump -listonly -nonumbers | grep -e music/download | wget --content-disposition -i -, where is the URL of the page containing the music to be downloaded.


The Free Music Archive is closing, so these instructions are no longer useful. Refer to Archiveteam's page for further information.


Be polite when using this script on multiple pages in a short period of time.


  • lynx -dump -listonly -nonumbers gets a list of URLs from
  • grep -e music/download returns URLs containing music/download.
  • wget --content-disposition -i - retrieves music files.


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