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I want to take a few pages to be able to view offline I wanted some good free software that can save a website for me, allow me to view it offline, and also search the pages for text.

Can anybody reccomend any software?

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I deleted my post. You can't give -1 to people just because they gave you a suggestion. I don't want to be available like them, I don't want to help you –  Giuseppe Di Federico Jul 8 '11 at 14:28
Your browser can do it. If you're on IE, just save the website as a .mht file, in FF as "Website Complete". You can open either file offline and all the relevant parts will be there. –  dnagirl Jul 8 '11 at 14:34
btw, if you're not downvoting the below suggestions (and really you shouldn't be because they are good), say so. It would be a shame to have your question closed because someone else is behaving poorly. –  dnagirl Jul 8 '11 at 14:36
@dnagirl both ff and ie offer to save a "page complete" not an entire site (in most cases a set of pages) –  fvu Jul 8 '11 at 14:44

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I like HTTrack. Very flexible yet relatively easy to use.

As much as I like wget, the visual feedback HTTrack gives helps you figure out problems there may be with your mirroring operation, and that saves a lot of time and frustration.

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I use wget, which you can get here for Windows, or included with pretty much every *nix out there. The -m option allows you to mirror a website, though it's always required some fiddling.

Teleport Pro is something I've always seen recommended for this kind of problem on Windows, but I've never used it myself.

Once the files are downloaded you can search their contents using any grep-like tool.

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+1. I have no idea why anyone would downvote this answer. –  You Jul 8 '11 at 14:27
Idem, when I started to wrote my post that I deleted, everyone was -1 –  Giuseppe Di Federico Jul 8 '11 at 14:31

wget is a command line tool that can do this. Once you've downloaded the files you can search them using any file searching utility.

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what fool has marked you down 1? –  Pete2k Jul 8 '11 at 14:26

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