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Cataloging Ebay Purchases the Hard Way

So as part of the wwiigis.org effort, I’m buying a ton of World War 2-related imagery from Ebay, including a lot of neat aerial photography. Once I win an auction, I save the auction page in Firefox via ‘Save Page As’ which writes out an html page, and folder containing images for that auction. In getting a separate blog post together, I wanted to have access to the auction title and auction photograph for each auction, without having to manually go through a million folders. So what follows is a quick and dirty Python script that gets the job done, albeit in a pretty ineffecient way. I’m sharing this script on the assumption that there’s one other person in universe in a similiar situation, who doesn’t want to waste an hour in programming land.

Click continue, below, for the code. And check out the latest images, also below (soon to be live on wwiigis.org):

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