Adam Walker wrote: > --- On Thu, 10/15/09, taliesin the storyteller > <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> From: taliesin the storyteller <[log in to unmask]> > I wrote: >>> Right now I'm just affraid that my front page is gonna go kerfutz >>> on the 26th since it was generated using one of Yahoo!'s tools >>> and includes a bajillion gifs stored at Geocities. >> Use a tool like wget (are probably some for windows too and wget >> might already be on the dreamhost-account) to download/fetch that >> page+all the images. The urls can be rewritten automatically by >> wget itself. > > Whunh? How can it download ... ? No what? I'm confused. You're > saying that it can go find where Geocities has stored this or that > particular gif and copy each of those gifs to my folders so I then > have a copy? Yes. > I'd still have to re-write all the code pointing to the > gifs at www.geocities.com/blahblahblah though, right? Or are you > saying it re-does all of that too? Yes. > That's just a bit scary. Then > I'd just have to re-edit the text I've already changed since the > move, and re-delete Yahoo!'s advertising code. Or have I really > misunderstood you? No. :) wget is a command-line tool though, this is how I do backups of my site: wget -p -m -k http://taliesin.nvg.org/ -m = makes a mirror of my publicly visible website (10 megs): it used 1.2 seconds -k = rewrites links/strips out the http::/whatever/-part and just leaves relative links: this took 0.09 seconds -p = also fetches all images, css etc. You might use -K (big K) in addition, to keep a backup of the original files in addition to the rewritten ones. BUT: it does this by following links, so anything that doesn't have a link pointing to it won't be copied. Anything that's hidden behind a password won't get copied etc. Wget sees the same things googlebot does, but no more. t.