Help Needed for Extracting specific links from a list of websites. RRS feed

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  • Hello.

    I hope this is the right place to post this.

    I need to get this working from one site to another, this is what I have working for one site:

    $InputLinksFile = "c:\temp\InputLinks.txt"
    $OutputLinksFile = "C:\temp\OutputLinks.txt"
    $InputLinks = @()

    $BasePage = "https://www.fanfiction.net/tv/Buffy-The-Vampire-Slayer/?&srt=2&lan=1&r=10&p="
    [int]$FirstPageNumber = "600"
    [int]$LastPageNumber = "601"
    $CurrentPageNumber = $FirstPageNumber

    # Make a list of all the pages we want to input, counting from FirstPageNumber to LastPageNumber
    while ($CurrentPageNumber -le $LastPageNumber) {
    $InputLinks += "$BasePage$CurrentPageNumber"

    # If you want to manually input a list of pages instead, remove # in front of the next line:
    $InputLinks = Get-Content -Path $InputLinksFile

    ForEach ($InputLink in $InputLinks) {
    # Fetch the entire page. Get links in page with ().Links. Page is compressed with gzip, so we'll have to account for that
    $InputPageLinks = (Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $InputLink -Headers @{"Accept-Encoding"="gzip"}).Links
    # Filter the link list to only contain links with the sequence "/1/" in it.
    $FilteredOutputLinks = $InputPageLinks | Where-Object {$_.href -like "*/1/*"}
    # The provided links are relative and not absolute, so we need to add the domain name to the output
    foreach ($OutputLink in $FilteredOutputLinks) {
    $FinalLink = "https://fanfiction.net$($Outputlink.href)"
    Out-File -Append -FilePath $OutputLinksFile -InputObject $FinalLink
    Clear-Variable InputPageLinks

    For some reason I can't post the links for the new site.

    I'm hoping someone can help me.

    Thank so much in advance.

    Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:23 PM

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  • Hi,

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    Friday, March 9, 2018 6:50 AM
  • How long do I have to wait until I can post the 2 links for the new site and an example of which links I would like extracted?
    Friday, March 9, 2018 6:58 AM