[cryptome] Re: Wget: Was Re: Ask Zelda

  • From: Aftermath <aftermath.thegreat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 07:42:22 -0700


On Saturday, September 6, 2014, Bill St. Clair <billstclair@xxxxxxxxx>

> On Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 9:27 AM, doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx');>> wrote:
>>  Hi Shaun & Colleagues,
>> Whilst reading up on Stallman, I came across this bit of linux or gpl
>> software called wget in the article.  On looking it up on url:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wget
>> I still didn't really understand a word of it.  Anyone care to take the
>> time what it is, what it is for, is it easy to use and what advantages or
>> disadvantages it has over any similar proprietary or free software...if
>> there is any?  Would it be worth my while installing it and learning to use
>> it...for instance...
> ​wget is a wonderful tool for archiving web sites. I use it whenever
> somebody whose web content I like dies or decides to go off the net, to
> preserve their content. Yes, Brewster Kahle's archive.org does that, too,
> but I often want my own copy.
> wget has a huge number of options, but there are only a few you care about
> when archiving a web site:
>   wget -mkc http://lisplog.org/
> That downloads my lisplog.org web site to the directory "./lisplog.org/"
> on the local machine.
> -m is the mirror option
> -k says to convert links, so that any links in the downloaded files will
> always refer to the local copy, not the web copy
> -c is the continuation option. Should the first try stop prematurely, this
> allows you to try again without redownloading what you already have.
> ​
> -Bill

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