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## Instalooter

15 May, 2021, at 10:03 PM WIB (0 comments)

I came across this interesting piece of command-line tool, called InstaLooter. The usage itself is very easy, as described here. All I have to do is to first install PyPI. I installed pip3, and then I proceeded with git. Following the instruction, I did:

$git clone https://github.com/althonos/InstaLooter$ cd InstaLooter
# pip3 install .

Then, we can use the following command:

$instaLooter user <username> [<directory>] [options] I used the -v option to download videos as well, and afterwards, in the same target directory, we can download only the newest entries with -N option. For downloading individual posts, we can use the following command: $ instaLooter post <post_token> <directory> [options]

$instalooter login Afterwards, you'd be prompted to include your credentials. The credentials would be stored in a cache file, and it would use that to interact with target profiles. It is very handy. So what I did was to make a bash script with the following content: #!/bin/bash instalooter user$1 "./$1" -v -N Suppose the script name is igpost, then it would take the following terms: $ ./igpost <target>

Where <target> is the target profile name. Then it would create a folder named <target> where all of the posts of that profile would be downloaded.

Unfortunately, it couldn't take instagram stories, highlights, and tagged posts.

For that, we would need instaloader.