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  1. dckeks

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    moved to tech tips & reviews as probably best place
     
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    Think that's a safe site to download from? If so, it would be great. Have you downloaded any of these? Your experience with them please.
     
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    Yes it is safe and legit. Have not experienced any issues
     
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    Thanks dckeks for the link - I took a look at a couple of them and think I can learn a lot from these ebooks.
     
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    You are welcome. Yes a lot of good information available
     
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    I found a nice way to download all those free Ebooks.

    First install wget by downloading and running the setup.exe from here :- https://sourceforge.net/projects/gnuwin32/?source=typ_redirect

    Then get the list of free books :-https://msdnshared.blob.core.windows.net/media/2017/07/Ligman_eBooks_2017.txt

    Copy that .txt file into the C:\Program Files\GnuWin32\bin\ folder then with a Shift key held down right-click that Folder in Windows Explorer and click on Open command window here (if running 64 bit windows use the C:\Program Files (x86)\GnuWin32\bin\ folder instead)

    Paste the text below into the Command window and press Enter
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    wget -i Ligman_eBooks_2017.txt -trust-server-names
    The downloads will start, you will need almost 4GB hard drive space for them all.
     
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    Thanks. Nice work!
     
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    Didn't work for me. Tried to run it in Power Shell as it seems to be the only option. It choked on the -trust-server-names parameter.
     
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    Towards the bottom of that page is some information on other ways to Download All the books using some provided powershell scripts
     
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    There's a PowerShell script to get them all at the bottom of the blog that works. Create a folder called C:\Book or edit the script to download to a different location, rename the Advanced Template from .txt to .ps1, run a PowerShell sessions as Administrator, enable Remote Signed scripts using Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned execute the script and wait for them to download.
     
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    I think you have to run the wget line in a command prompt window, it fails in a powershell window. In windows 8/10 you can do 'right-click on Start flag' > Run > type CMD > press Enter

    The link for wget in my post #7 is wrong, sorry about that, it should be :- https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/gnuwin32/wget/1.11.4-1/wget-1.11.4-1-setup.exe?r=http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/wget.htm&ts=1513890726&use_mirror=10gbps-io

    I couldn't get the powershell scripts to work, kept getting this error :-
    I was trying to do this in Windows 7 and recently found I needed to update to PowerShell 4.0 from here :- https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40855
    After the updating the powershell scripts work.
     
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    Ok. The updated wget link worked. Also, the trust server names parameter was unrecognized but unneeded. I took that off and the download was able to kick off.

    Appreciate the help.
     
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    Thanks for providing this link. I seem to recall a similar thing happening a few years ago directly from Microsoft. But this is great.
     
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