HTTrack web copier - another nice app. for Linux

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    I have used this to save websites (or part thereof) from time to time
    in Windows XP and am pleased to see that it also resides in Ubuntu's
    Synaptic. Having been tasked by my sister-in-law to 'make' a tutorial
    for windows Photo Story 3, I decided to try it and it works perfectly in
    Linux. Has lots of options. A few shown in the screenshots..

    Httrack scan rules.jpg Httrack links.jpg

    Httrack limits.jpg
     
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  2. Mrkvonic

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    I use Zotero (Firefox extension) ... you can specify the depth of links you want to grab and the types of files you want. Very handy.
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    I never saw that with Zotero. I use SB for that. Where is that option?
     
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    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Ooooooooooooooops, I meant ScrapBook! My bad!
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    Phew :D
     
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    Forgot to post the website link. http://www.httrack.com/
    I think it does a lot more than the Firefox extension and it's only a few
    hundred KB download.
     
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    Yeah, even Scrapbook Plus has a problem with javascript. But it's very handy, you don't open anything, just click "Capture Page".

    You got me interested Ocky, i never tried HTTrack in depth. The only time i (briefly) tried it i didn't know how to review what was captured - how to see the webpages and navigate. Can you show me how you do this? :oops:
     
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    When finished the site is saved to a folder /home/user/websites. There will
    also be a subfolder named with the project title you gave the site. You can
    either click on index.html there or in the parent folder which will display a
    clickable index of all your available projects (mirrored sites) in your browser.
    However you don't need to delve in the folders. When you install HTTrack
    you need to also install the web interface. Then in Applications>Internet you
    will get two WebHTTrack entries - one to browse the already mirrored sites,
    and one for the web interfaced program. There is good help documentation.
    You can update the sites anytime.
     
  9. Pedro

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    Thank you Ocky, i'm going to install it again.
     
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