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Author Topic: Site mirroring  (Read 1678 times)

justice

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Site mirroring
« on: August 26, 2007, 12:30:02 PM »
Am looking for a free site mirror tool because there are some wikis such as lslwiki.net that are not always available and if they are they're slow :)

So i thought a local copy would be a lot better idea. I've used HTTrack in the past and there's too many options: i can never get it to work what i want to do: just download the site without any files from other domains.

It doesn't need to do it quick, just simple and that it works. Any suggestions?

iphigenie

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Re: Site mirroring
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007, 06:46:59 AM »
I agree with you about httracker - I hadnt used it in a while and looking at the latest version it just tries to do too much now. 10 tries to do something simple is not what you want.

If you are looking for freeware open source and don't mind command line... I suggest wget. It is command line but can download an entire site - and probably could be integrated with any launcher / hotkey program so you can type "getall www.thissite.com" and have it call wget with all the right options.

package for windows: http://www.christoph...m/WGet/WGetFiles.htm
official site: http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/
article on mirroring with it: http://www.jim.rober...t/articles/wget.html (there are better ones but I am lazy, this is the first one i found)

Back when i used firefox there was a pretty good web page "snapper" tool which could also do a whole site, but I cannot remember the name of it.The name was related to snapshot but i cant think of it atm.

There are some great commercial tools and decent freeware tools out there - I noticed even IDM has a site grabber now but haven't tried it- but if it is only for once in a while wget can do the job just fine.


« Last Edit: August 27, 2007, 06:50:37 AM by iphigenie »

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Re: Site mirroring
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007, 03:26:49 PM »