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dc.contributor.authorMilligan, Ian 18:19:08 (GMT) 18:19:08 (GMT)
dc.descriptionThis article Published by the Editorial Board of the Programming Historian is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License. Available at:
dc.description.abstractWget is a useful program, run through your computer’s command line, for retrieving online material. It can be useful in the following situations: Retrieving or mirroring (creating an exact copy of) an entire website. This website might contain historical documents, or it may simply be your own personal website that you want to back up. One command can download the entire site onto your computer. Downloading specific files in a website’s hierarchy (all websites within a certain part of a website, such as every page that is contained within the /papers/ directory of a website). In this lesson, we will work through three quick examples of how you might use wget in your own work. At the end of the lesson, you will be able to quickly download large amounts of information from the Internet in an automated fashion. If you find a repository of online historical information, instead of right-clicking on every file and saving it to build your dataset, you will have the skills to craft a single command to do so.en
dc.publisherThe Editorial Board of the Programming Historianen
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dc.subjectAutomated downloadingen
dc.subjectWebsite mirroringen
dc.subjectWebsite retrievingen
dc.titleAutomated Downloading with Wgeten
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
dcterms.bibliographicCitationIan Milligan, “Automated Downloading with Wget,” The Programming Historian, August 2012.en
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Artsen

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