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LWP-RGET(1)           User Contributed Perl Documentation          LWP-RGET(1)

       lwp-rget - Retrieve web documents recursively

        lwp-rget [--verbose] [--auth=USER:PASS] [--depth=N] [--hier] [--iis]
                 [--keepext=mime/type[,mime/type]] [--limit=N] [--nospace]
                 [--prefix=URL] [--referer=URL] [--sleep=N] [--tolower] <URL>
        lwp-rget --version

       This program will retrieve a document and store it in a local file.  It will follow any links found in the doc-
       ument and store these documents as well, patching links so that they refer to these local copies.  This process
       continues until there are no more unvisited links or the process is stopped by the one or more of the limits
       which can be controlled by the command line arguments.

       This program is useful if you want to make a local copy of a collection of documents or want to do web reading

       All documents are stored as plain files in the current directory. The file names chosen are derived from the
       last component of URL paths.

       The options are:

          Set the authentication credentials to user "USER" and password "PASS" if any restricted parts of the web
          site are hit.  If there are restricted parts of the web site and authentication credentials are not avail-
          able, those pages will not be downloaded.

          Limit the recursive level. Embedded images are always loaded, even if they fall outside the --depth. This
          means that one can use --depth=0 in order to fetch a single document together with all inline graphics.

          The default depth is 5.

          Download files into a hierarchy that mimics the web site structure.  The default is to put all files in the
          current directory.

          Set the value of the Referer header for the initial request.  The special value "NONE" can be used to sup-
          press the Referer header in any of subsequent requests.  The Referer header will always be suppressed in all
          normal "http" requests if the referring page was transmitted over "https" as recommended in RFC 2616.

          Sends an "Accept: */*" on all URL requests as a workaround for a bug in IIS 2.0.  If no Accept MIME header
          is present, IIS 2.0 returns with a "406 No acceptable objects were found" error.  Also converts any back
          slashes (\\) in URLs to forward slashes (/).

          Keeps the current extension for the list MIME types.  Useful when downloading text/plain documents that
          shouldn't all be translated to *.txt files.

          Limit the number of documents to get.  The default limit is 50.

          Changes spaces in all URLs to underscore characters (_).  Useful when downloading files from sites serving
          URLs with spaces in them.    Does not remove spaces from fragments, e.g., "file.html#somewhere in here".

          Limit the links to follow. Only URLs that start the prefix string are followed.

          The default prefix is set as the "directory" of the initial URL to follow.    For instance if we start lwp-
          rget with the URL "", then prefix will be set to "".

          Use "--prefix=''" if you don't want the fetching to be limited by any prefix.

          Sleep n seconds before retrieving each document. This options allows you to go slowly, not loading the
          server you visiting too much.

          Translates all links to lowercase.  Useful when downloading files from IIS since it does not serve files in
          a case sensitive manner.

          Make more noise while running.

          Don't make any noise.

          Print program version number and quit.

          Print the usage message and quit.

       Before the program exits the name of the file, where the initial URL is stored, is printed on stdout.  All used
       filenames are also printed on stderr as they are loaded.  This printing can be suppressed with the --quiet

       lwp-request, LWP

       Gisle Aas <>

perl v5.8.8                       2008-04-11                       LWP-RGET(1)