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Die ZEIT Downloader

This is a simple downloader for the digital formats of the weekly newspaper Die Zeit. A digital subscription is required. It is written in 125 lines of python

asciicast Demo


  • Specify formats that are to be downloaded
  • Skip redownload if file content matches (epub, mobi) or if file already exists (pdf) unless explicitly specified with --reload


  1. Clone this repo or download the
  2. Make sure the requirements are installed:
    • sudo pip3 install -r requirements.txt
  3. Run with ./
  4. To install globally, run sudo python3 install.


usage: [-h] --email EMAIL --password PASSWORD [--reload] [--pdf] [--epub]

Download "Die Zeit" in multiple formats from the premium subscription service

  -h, --help           show this help message and exit
  --email EMAIL        Email you used for the digital subscription signup
  --password PASSWORD  Corresponding password
  --reload             Download file even though it already exists
  --pdf                Download full-page PDF
  --epub               Download EPUB file for E-Readers