[conspire] urgent, better application needed
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Jan 12 19:15:35 PST 2005
Quoting bruce coston (jane_ikari at yahoo.com):
> this shouldn't be urgent but is urgent enough.
> Dad thought getting the stuff off a USGS website would
> take 1 hr. tops. We need a better tool to grab a page
> and its pictures so we can make the small changes we
> need for the E.V.'s purposes....
$ wget --level=1 --recursive --convert-links http://path/to/page.html
If you can't do that because you're on Win98, try booting a Knoppix CD
to do it, then put the retrieved files onto your father's hard drive.
(Sometimes I have to wander through wget's manpage and retry a few
times, to pick the best set of options. But the "--level=1" attempts to
prevent following more than a single level of linking, so that you'll
get only files _directly_ linked from page.html .)
In case it wasn't obvious, "http://path/to/page.html" is intended to
stand for the USGS page's full URL. Obviously, you should use that URL,
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