__/ [ SteveN ] on Tuesday 21 February 2006 23:13 \__
> Dear All,
> Are there any other tools that I can use to mirror a website without using
> wget (which doesn't seem to work).
scp, ftp, among more. Are you *mirroring* a site or just *scraping* it? Is it
> The site needs a username and password (which I have) and I copied the
> cookies from Firefox to the wget directory after properly logging in.
> Firefox, Opera, and for that matter Internet Explorer have no problems once
> nastiness that sends it off-site.
Maybe grabbers are denied as a matter of principle. Maybe some user-agent
sniffing is involved, in which case you must spoof.
> I *think* what I am asking is if there is an extension to Firefox which
> allows it to be used as a mirroring tool? Googling just seems to give me
> lots of 'mirrors of firefox' rather than what I am after.
There are mirroring tools for Web sites that are owned by the 'mirrorer'. I
syndicate Firefox plug-ins on a daily basis and I have not come across such
> I know it's a bit of a lame question, but can anybody point me in the right
> Many thanks,
There are Google scrapers in the wild, so you might be able to re-use them.
They should be easy to identify on the Net.
Hope it helps,
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