Mirroring tool? web snake? getbot?
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Wed Jul 30 05:18:12 PDT 2003
Peter Leftwich <Hostmaster at Video2Video.Com> writes:
> Hi all. I'm searching and searching the (X11 / GUI) ports at
> www.freebsd.org and www.freshmeat.net but I was wondering if some of you
> could help me with a better, targeted keyword that describes this kind of
> tool or application?
> All I'd like is a graphical tool that prompts the user for a URL then
> proceeds to mirror that URL to the working directory or to a "base"
> directory specified in its preferences. It would also be nice to filter by
> URL's ending in ___ for example, .jpg, .jpeg, .mp3, and so forth.
> I used a command line tool called "httrack" for many months until I found
> that upon each successive run of the program, it deletes the results of the
> last run! Stupid!
> Thanks for any ideas you all may have.
The GUI requirement is the tough part here. There are dozens of
command-line programs that can do roughly what you want (all with
slightly different capabilities, naturally), but a graphical tool
doesn't typically make sense for this purpose. That's because it's
an automated function by nature.
Last time I needed something like this (years ago now) I did it with
lynx, but one of the other options in ports might serve your wishes
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