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The Best Way To Download Full Websites With Wget
I will show two ways, the first way is just one command that doesnt run in the background – the second one runs in the background and in a different „shell” so you can get out of your ssh session and it will continue either way
First make a folder to download the websites to and begin your downloading: (note if downloading www.kossboss.com, you will get a folder like this: /websitedl/www.kossboss.com/ )

first create a directory

mkdir /websitedl/
cd /websitedl/


wget --limit-rate=200k --no-clobber --convert-links --random-wait -r -p -E -e robots=off -U mozilla http://www.kossboss.com
In the background do with nohup in front  & in back
nohup wget --limit-rate=200k --no-clobber --convert-links --random-wait -r -p -E -e robots=off -U mozilla http://www.kossboss.com &

To view the optput ( it will put a nohup.out file where you ran the command):

tail -f nohup.out
What do all switches mean:
–limit-rate=200k: Limit download to 200 Kb /sec
–no-clobber: don’t overwrite any existing files (used in case the download is interrupted and
–convert-links: convert links so that they work locally, off-line, instead of pointing to a website online
–random-wait: Random waits between download – websites dont like their websites downloaded
-r: Recursive – downloads full website
-p: downloads everything even pictures (same as –page-requsites, downloads the images, css stuff and so on)
-E: gets the right extension of the file, without most html and other files have no extension
-e robots=off: act like we are not a robot – not like a crawler – websites dont like robots/crawlers unless they are google/or other famous search engine
-U mozilla: pretends to be just like a browser Mozilla is looking at a page instead of a crawler like wget

-o=/websitedl/wget1.txt: log everything to wget_log.txt – didnt do this because it gave me no output on the screen and I dont like that id rather use nohup and & and tail -f the output from nohup.out
-b: because it runs it in background and cant see progress I like „nohup <commands> &” better
–domain=kossboss.com: didnt include because this is hosted by google so it might need to step into googles domains
–restrict-file-names=windows: modify filenames so that they will work in Windows as well. Seems to work good without it

I found this How To here http://www.kossboss.com/linux—wget-full-website and because it was very old, i choosed to copy it here…


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