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mirroring a website
wget --mirror --convert-links --adjust-extension --page-requisites --no-parent
  • --mirror – Makes (among other things) the download recursive.
  • --convert-links – convert all the links (also to stuff like CSS stylesheets) to relative, so it will be suitable for offline viewing.
  • --adjust-extension – Adds suitable extensions to filenames (html or css) depending on their content-type.
  • --page-requisites – Download things like CSS style-sheets and images required to properly display the page offline.
  • --no-parent – When recursing do not ascend to the parent directory. It useful for restricting the download to only a portion of the site.
  • -nc : --no-clobber, don't over-write if exist
  • -r : recursive
  • -np : --no-parent, when recursive, don't download from parent directories
  • -nH : --no-host-directories, disable generation of host-prefixed directories (don't put host name in directory name)
  • -L : --relative, follow relative links only
  • --cut-dirs=2 : shorten final directory name by cutting 2 first element from source
  • -nv : --no-verbose, less verbose but not fully quite as -q

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