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Cisco publish the Internetworking Technology Handbook on their website but they only provide the individual chapters in pdf. Is there a .pdf of the entire thing available?

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Actually you can just run:

wget -r --no-parent -A "*.pdf" http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/internetworking/technology/handbook/ito_doc.html

Which will grab just the PDFs.

You can use the GPL2/free basic version of pdfsam (PDF Split and Merge) or ghostscript (gs) if on Linux/command line (apt-get install ghostscript if on Ubuntu/Debian, etc. likely there's an RPM or you can compile from source as well).

Edit:

I can't believe I just did this, but what the hey: here's the entire gs cmd, copy and paste (and I better get the Answer for this):

gs -q -sPAPERSIZE=letter -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=Cisco.Internetworking.Technology.Handbook.pdf Intro-to-Internet.pdf Intro-to-LAN.pdf Intro-to-WAN.pdf Bridging-Basics.pdf Routing-Basics.pdf NM-Basics.pdf Ethernet.pdf FDDI.pdf Token-Ring.pdf Frame-Relay.pdf HSSI.pdf ISDN.pdf PPP.pdf SMDS.pdf Dial_up.pdf SDLC-etc.pdf X25.pdf VPN.pdf Voice_Data.pdf wireless.pdf DSL_Dig_Subscr_Ln.pdf Cable.pdf Transparent-Bridging.pdf Mixed-Media-Bridging.pdf Source-Route-Bridging.pdf LAN-Switching.pdf atm.pdf MPLS_Tag-Switching.pdf DLSw.pdf OSI-Protocols.pdf Internet-Protocols.pdf IPv6.pdf XNS.pdf AppleTalk.pdf VINES.pdf IBM-SNA-Protocols.pdf DECnet.pdf Enhanced_IGRP.pdf IBM_SNA_routing.pdf IGRP.pdf IP-Multi.pdf NLSP.pdf OSI-Routing.pdf OSPF.pdf RIP.pdf RSVP.pdf QoS.pdf SMRP.pdf Security.pdf Dir-Enabled_Net.pdf Net_caching.pdf IBM-Net-Mgmt.pdf RMON.pdf SNMP.pdf bgp.pdf Multi-Acc.pdf Tag-Switching.pdf
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+1 for sheer awesomeness. –  The Unix Janitor Apr 14 '10 at 21:35
    
brilliant stuff, thanks! –  flesh Apr 18 '10 at 12:57
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I know it might be fairly labour intensive, but you could download all the chapters and the use something like PDF Merge 1.0 to join them all together into one.

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i was hoping to avoid that, but thanks for the link :) –  flesh Apr 14 '10 at 19:44
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If you can't find it as one, easily way to get all the chapters would be something like:

wget <yourlink>
while read line; do 
   echo wget http://www.cisco.com/$line; 
done < <(grep -o '/en/US/docs/internetworking/technology/handbook/.*.html' Intro-to-Internet.html | sed 's/html/pdf/')

I use variations on the above to get lectures sometimes, if the site is complicated I might use a perl HTML parser. You will need to modify the above a little, didn't want to post the exact code to crawl a site.

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