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How can I download an entire website?

How can I download all pages from a website? Any platform is fine.
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Is it possible to download using the Windows command line?

Without using any non-standard (Windows included) utilities, is it possible to download using the Windows command line? The preferred version is Windows XP, but it's also interesting to know for ...
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Surfing the web anonymously [closed]

What is the best, fastest, safest way to surf the web anonymously, and how much anonymity can you really achieve?
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How does the router know which device to send packets to? [duplicate]

my question does not concern how it moves through the internet, but how it moves through the router to a certain device. All devices connected to a router in a home network have the same external IP. ...
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Save a single web page (with background images) with Wget

I want to use Wget to save single web pages (not recursively, not whole sites) for reference. Much like Firefox's "Web Page, complete". My first problem is: I can't get Wget to save background images ...
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2answers
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“Unsplit” article pages on the web

Many articles on the net are split up into multiple pages (commonly called "pagination"). However, this can be quite annoying to read - I would rather have the whole article on my screen at once. In ...
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downloading complete web pages (not sites)

I often use offline time (e.g. when on the car/train/plane) to read articles pulled from the web. To store the content, I currently use Firefox's Save Page As. (Note that's not recursively downloading ...
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3answers
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How to download a website from the archive.org Wayback Machine?

I want to get all the files for a given website at archive.org. Reasons might include: the original author did not archived his own website and it is now offline, I want to make a public cache from ...
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Make chrome webpages available offline

I'm travelling today and want to do some work on the plane/train etc. I won't have access to the internet but there's a few web pages I'd like to have available for reference. Is there anyway to ...
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Lock/disable the zoom on Chrome Browser

Is there a way to disable/lock the mouse/touchpad zoom in the Chrome browser? I find myself accidentally triggering ctrl-wheel or touchpad-two-finger far more often than do intentionally. As an ...
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3answers
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Can I set up a website on a wifi router? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hotel like Wifi manager Sounds like a silly question, but bear with me.. If you go into Peet's Coffee and access the wifi, you're taken to a web page that requires a 4-...
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How can I filter my internet connection based on content?

I have a WinXP PC that my children (4-14 years old) use but want to restrict some internet activity to prevent them from being exposed to some of the questionable and adult content that is available. ...
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How to invert web pages colour scheme in Firefox?

I use to browse web in a dark room and would prefer if the backgrounds would be dark and text would be light instead of the opposite which is much more common. I suppose this can be achieved with some ...
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3answers
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How do internet speed optimizers work (if they do at all)?

Are applications that claim to improve web speeds effective? If so, how? I would have guessed they were scammy, but I suppose if they can reroute traffic to a closer datacenter it might be possible?
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Web log files analyzer

I already use Google Analytics on my page, but I'd like to get additional info from log files. I've looked at various packages during last days, but nothing impressed me so far. Some requirements: ...
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4answers
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I regularly see gstatic.com in the status bar, what is that domain? [closed]

Sometimes when I am browsing the web, among the hostnames that fly by in the statusbar is one that includes gstatic.com as the base domain. I can't navigate to http://gstatic.com to gain any more ...
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Command line browser with js support

Does anybody know good command line browser with js support? Ideally I need following ability: some-browser http://example.com > ~/page.html It means that cli browser download html, execute js ...
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7answers
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Is it possible for many domain names to share one IP address?

Is it possible for many domain names to share one IP address? For example, www.xjtl.com, www.fmie.com, sdmfl.com, etc. Hundreds of domain names share just one IP – when you do a DNS query for each of ...
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5answers
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Chrome: Selecting a link by doing search on its text

I'm trying to use my computer using the keyboard exclusively, without touching the mouse. When browsing the web it can get hard. I use Tab to select links, but there are often dozens of links on a ...
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How to download Google Doodle for offline usage?

I used to play Google Doodle daily. Can anyone say where can I download Google Doodle? I'd like to play Google Doodle on my home PC offline.
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4answers
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How to Google a question mark? [closed]

In a nutshell, I'd like Google to return pages where a question mark is present in the title. My gut was to try something like: allintitle: * "?" However Google doesn't seem to like question marks ...
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8answers
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Soft version of NoScript

I'm looking for a soft version of NoScript, by which I mean a Firefox extension that blocks most of the usual crap such as google analytics, without blocking unknown stuff by default. Basically I'm ...
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1answer
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Automatic login to Vodafone Community WiFi (Fon) via Unix script

First I have to say that my question is similar to this one I am using a Vodafone Community Fon AP and it often disconnects. In OS X, which I'm using, there is a tool called Captive Network Assistant ...
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How to run localhost or local website within Powerpoint?

I have a demo coming up and I kind of want to show off different Javascript applications within the presentation. I was wondering if there was a way to run localhost, or web applications locally, ...
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How to customize screen resolution reported to a JavaScript application by a web browser?

window.screen.availHeight and window.screen.availWidth values let web applications to know my actual screen resolution while I don't always want them to know it. Can I set my own values for these ...
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Mac firewall blocking nginx (port 80) from external side

I installed nginx using ports and started it with sudo. Accessing the nginx welcome page from localhost works perfectly, however accessing it from an external computer fails. Doing an nmap on the ...
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Why do webpages sometimes appear as plain HTML before a refresh

this has started happening quite frequently since a week or so. It is far from a major problem, but more of a annoyance. Sometime, when I go on a webpage, the page seems to load as plain HTML. Then, ...
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What tools can be used to download all images in a webpage?

I would like to download all images in a web page. The tool should be smart enough to examine the css and javascript files in the page source to look for the images. Ideally, it should also replicate ...
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2answers
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Set preferred language in Chrome and other Google services

Whenever I'm abroad and access Google's search (via Chrome browser, on my own laptop) or other Google services, they are presented to me in the local language. How can I get Google services displayed ...
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Web Hosting at home on Old Hardware [closed]

This is a re-make of this interesting question. I've rephrased it slightly to avoid pulling aggro and to provide some quality information, as I've pondered this before, but only JUST ran the numbers.. ...
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Journey of a Web Request

I was just curious about how a "web request packets" travels from my browser (as soon as I type www.google.com) to the Google server and back. Please answer me in the two possible scenarios; one ...
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1answer
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Is it possible for me to add a favicon to a site that doesn't have one, for the sake of my bookmarks bar?

My organization's Basecamp site lacks a favicon, which leaves my Chrome Bookmarks Bar looking messy (and means I can't leave the bookmark title blank for an icon-only bookmark). Is there any way I ...
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7answers
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Windows tool to resize / crop images before uploading to web site

I'm supporting some non-techie users on Windows XP who are occasionally required to upload images to a web content management system. The source images come in many forms: JPEG, TIFF, EPS, etc. Before ...
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1answer
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Redirection sends me to the same page when I press “Back”

On some websites, when you hit the "Back" button, the browser attempts to go to the previous web page, but the current page opens up again. It happens even when the original page has finished loading. ...
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1answer
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Web fonts not displaying correctly in some browsers

When I view certain sites I get text that looks outlined like the image below: The first font in the font-family css for this is helvetica neue. I'm on a windows machine and don't have this font, ...
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Cannot access apache webserver running on home network from internet

I am trying to setup apache web server in my home network. I followed the instructions found at http://www.boutell.com/newfaq/creating/hostmyown.html. I have a d-link dir-601 router with a cable ...
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2answers
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Why are some websites not accessible from one computer on a network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I traceroute or access certain websites in my browser even though I can ping them from terminal? I'm running a MacBook Pro connected via WiFi to my home ...
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1answer
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Can VPN see web browser usage?

If I'm connected to a wireless network and then additionally connect to a private VPN, can all my web browsing activity be logged through the VPN? if I use Safari in "Private Browsing" mode, will each ...
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How to resolve a web address ip [closed]

Let's say I have http://some.site-address.com and I want to find the IP that this address resolves to. How do I do that?