OSX Website Copier?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by projectle, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. projectle macrumors 6502

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    Is there an OSX Website Copier avaliable somewhere?
    I have tried to locate one for the past month, however have been unable to locate one.

    I am fine if it is a command line application, although would perfer something "menu-driven" rather than config-file driven.

    Thank you for your assistance.
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 601

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    I use wget. It's command-line and I believe it comes with OS X.

    To mirror a website, use the -m option like so:

    Code:
    $belvdr@osx.us.oracle.com /d1/u01> mkdir temp
    $belvdr@osx.us.oracle.com /d1/u01/temp> cd temp
    $belvdr@osx.us.oracle.com /d1/u01/temp> wget -m http://www.apple.com
    
     
  3. OutThere macrumors 603

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    You can use something like SiteSucker...it has always worked extremely well for me. :)
     
  4. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    But is it even worth $5? Wouldn't be just as easy to type in "wget -m url"?
    And how much space would something like Apple.com take? :eek:
     
  5. Epicurus macrumors 6502

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  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    You should always start your search at:

    http://www.versiontracker.com/macosx/
     
  7. belvdr macrumors 601

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    I'll tell you when it finishes... :)

    EDIT: 5 hours later, it's still working...
     
  8. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Just out of curiosity, how thorough is wget?

    Does it follow every link and download every image? If so, yikes! I assume it won't find pages not linked to (even indirectly) from the front page.
     
  9. belvdr macrumors 601

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    Here's the site, rather than reproduce it here.

    EDIT: After thinking about this, I don't see how any web site copying software would be able to find any pages that aren't linked to.
     

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