[thelist] Save a blog site to DVD?

nick brogna nick at wemakepretty.com
Wed Jan 23 21:14:30 CST 2008

SiteSucker will do exactly what you ask, but there are other options  
depending on what OS you are using.

If you are on Windows, HTTrack (http://www.httrack.com/) may be what  
you are looking for (GPL'd, too so it's free!).

On Linux/UNIX, you should be able to do it directly with wget:
wget --html-extension --convert-links --mirror http://www.exampledomain.com

Keep in mind that this is only going to be saving HTML copies of all  
your pages (and images and other resources), so any web applications  
or other CGIs are only going to be saved as their static output, not  
as a functioning application. (but I am sure you already knew that)

Nick Brogna
Senior Project Manager
Jepson Technologies, Inc.

PS - My first attempt to send disappeared down the tubes, but in case  
the first one gets dislodged sorry if this is a repeat.

On Jan 23, 2008, at 2:15 PM, Clive R Sweeney wrote:

> Is there a way to download a blog and save it to a DVD so that the  
> blog (and its links, etc.) will still work? I've been discouraging  
> the client who asked if this can be done, but of course it's  
> something they absolutely need.
> The sites they want to save are both WordPress blogs.
> I've seen that SiteSucker (http://www.sitesucker.us/) is supposed to  
> be able to make local copies and "'localize' the files it  
> downloads", however this is a Mac application and the site isn't  
> terribly clear about the types of sites it can localize.
> Thanks very much.
> ::. clive
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