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 Download some JPG files and make it a single PDF & share it
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I download some jpg files (A4 size) from a website and convert all the files into a single pdf file and email it.

The jpg files are in a url format of:

http://URL.com/RPT/2020/07/26/<page no>

The date today is 2020/7/26 and page number as 2 char (01-15)

How can I automate the whole process so it does it automatically without any thing from me?

My technical background is I learnt MS office packages in school and completed FreeCodeCamp's Responsive Web Design Certification and I am currently doing Automate the Boring Stuff with Python. I am hoping this is "web scraping", not sure how to classify this project.

I just have a laptop, no server or any cloud accounts. So, I am hoping that I can run it program/script (not sure of the difference) on some free service.

Is Google App Script capable of doing what I want?

Pls mention the steps I need to follow or better if you can like me to a tutorial of anyone doing a project similar to mine.
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#2
you should learn how to use python requests package: https://requests.readthedocs.io/en/master/
it can be installed with pip install requests
for binary file (which images are) call like:
get_file('myfile url', bytes=True), otherwise get_file('myfile url')

a simple download would be something like:
import requests

def get_file(url, bytes=False):
    response = requests,get(url)
    if response == 200:
        if bytes:
            return response.content
        else:
            return response.text
    else:
        print(f"Bad status code: {response.status_code}"
        return None # This command is ambiguous and may be eliminated. 

        
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(Jul-27-2020, 08:54 PM)Larz60+ Wrote: you should learn how to use python requests package: https://requests.readthedocs.io/en/master/

how do I run it on a server so that I dont have to run it from my laptop?
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#4
This is just a code snippet that I wrote on the fly.
I expect that you would write additional code around what I suggested here.
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#5
(Jul-29-2020, 09:01 PM)Larz60+ Wrote: This is just a code snippet that I wrote on the fly.
I expect that you would write additional code around what I suggested here.

I want to write my own code. But my question is to run on a server do I have to make it a flask application? I have not written code to run on server, so what do I need to run this code on a server?
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#6
you will need some way to access from server, flask or some other framework.
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