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Old 11-02-2011, 07:45 AM   #1
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How to use wget to download a html book.


I was wondering if someone could tell me how to use
wget to download a html book that I am reading
without moving on to another web page.
This is the web page homepage,
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/index.html
 
Old 11-02-2011, 08:10 AM   #2
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You can just download the tar'd document or PDF version.
 
Old 11-02-2011, 08:14 AM   #3
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Never mind I have found the answer

Sorry That I found the answer Ill post it if anyone wants
to know what the wget man page should look like.

$ wget \
--recursive \
--no-clobber \
--page-requisites \
--html-extension \
--convert-links \
--restrict-file-names=windows \
--domains website.org \
--no-parent \
www.website.org/tutorials/html/

This command downloads the Web site www.website.org/tutorials/html/.

The options are:

--recursive: download the entire Web site.

--no-clobber: don't overwrite any existing files (used in case the download is interrupted and
resumed).

--page-requisites: get all the elements that compose the page (images, CSS and so on).

--html-extension: save files with the .html extension.

--convert-links: convert links so that they work locally, off-line.

--restrict-file-names=windows: modify filenames so that they will work in Windows as well.

--domains website.org: don't follow links outside website.org.

--no-parent: don't follow links outside the directory tutorials/html/.
 
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:20 AM   #4
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Something like this will often be sufficient:

Code:
wget -r -np http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/index.html
where '-r' is recursive and '-np' prevents recursion to parent directories.
 
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