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Download an entire static website to your local machine

Terminal - Download an entire static website to your local machine
wget --recursive --page-requisites --convert-links www.moyagraphix.co.za
2009-02-16 10:57:44
User: RonaldConco
Functions: wget
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Download an entire static website to your local machine

Very nice command when you want to download a site locally to your machine, including images, css and javascript

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Terminal - Alternatives
wget --recursive --page-requisites --convert-links www.moyagraphix.co.za

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Thanks, this is really handy for me since my local newspaper's online site does provide a downloadable pdf for archives. :)

Comment by eseven73 291 weeks and 3 days ago

The given command is missing a parameter to download entire web sites. The default recursion limit is 5, so it will stop after any links level levels deep. This is enough for many sites, but not all.

So, to be sure you get the entire site, add a '-l 0':

wget -r -p -l 0 http://example.com/
Comment by ToyKeeper 271 weeks and 6 days ago

Um, actually just use the -m option (mirror) like this:

wget -m -p http://example.com/

And speaking as an administrator of many websites, please don't use this unless you must. You probably should use --limit-rate=50k or -w 1 just to be nice.

Comment by deltaray 245 weeks and 1 day ago

Forgot about the convert-links, which you could use -k or --convert-links for.

Comment by deltaray 245 weeks and 1 day ago

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