I have just started using BlastKOALA KEGG which has been useful in annotating (aminoacid) sequences. This is their website: https://www.kegg.jp/blastkoala/

When you get results, there are links for downloading. However these links will not download all detailed query search results, but just general notes already on the screen. To get these results I need to manually click on each query result on the page, which becomes impracticable with >500 entries. Thus I think need is a tool to download all linked contents from a webpage. I have been trying 'wget' however it doesn't work. It says 'Requested Job Not Found' whatever I do.

Please, did anyone every try to achieve this? Thanks in advance.

P.S. I have provided a working link as an example, below:


I think it should remain active for a week.

I have inserted a picture showing examples of query result links below:

Picture showing a fraction of results table, where each sequence number is a link to detailed search results; clicking on "Download Detail" merely returns the table as showing on screen already.

At this moment I would like to end up with the listed hit results for each of the queries, whose links are showing in blue; one result per file. In short, it is using wget for downloading all links in the page into a dedicated folder.

Thanks in advance!

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    $\begingroup$ Could you provide some links of the entries you want to download and the command with wget you tried? This would be useful to create a program or change the command line. $\endgroup$
    – llrs
    Commented Sep 22, 2018 at 10:50
  • $\begingroup$ @Llopis Sure, I'm adding that now to the question. I think they keep temporary links for results. Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – Scientist
    Commented Sep 22, 2018 at 11:11
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    $\begingroup$ I can't see any link to the entries you want to retry on the link you posted. But you can download the annotations. Perhaps is that what you want? $\endgroup$
    – llrs
    Commented Sep 25, 2018 at 7:25
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, please edit your question and show us an example of the data you want to download. I don't understand what you need from your question. $\endgroup$
    – terdon
    Commented Sep 25, 2018 at 13:06
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    $\begingroup$ So you want to download the target of each of the links in the "Query" column? Do you also need the "Second best" ones? And how do you want them organized? One file per "query"? Everything in one file? Do you just want the "gene (Length)" column from the target? Please edit and give us an example of what you want to end up with. $\endgroup$
    – terdon
    Commented Sep 25, 2018 at 15:09


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