Smart (Script-Aided) Browsing
That's it! Now Konqueror will open a Konsole and start the script with the complete URL ("wgetscript.sh http://www.fsf.org/manual/manual.html" in my example). You can browse some other page or do whatever you want, and when you're done, the pages you wanted to read will be available on your hard disk.
As shown in Figure 3, thanks to the -m (mirroring) option, wget will first download and save on disk the URL it was given, then parse it, download all the pages it points to and so on, recursively. Be very cautious with this (or any other automatic web navigation tool, for that matter), and consult the wget manual to tune it to your needs, proxy settings and bandwidth.
When mirroring, wget creates a directory with the same name as the web server (www.fsf.org in this case) and puts everything in there. The last picture, Figure 4, is a listing of that directory made while wget was still working. As you can see, all the subdirectories present on the web site are preserved, and all the relative links are corrected automatically, to allow proper navigation among the mirrored pages.
I have shown in detail how to launch shell scripts directly from Konqueror. How to do this is not one of the most documented features of Konqueror; at least, it's not the easiest one to find. I learned how to do this a couple of years ago, but I since lost my notes and spent half a day on the KDE and Konqueror site without success. I am really grateful to David Faure for giving me all the information I needed.
I am still trying to add this capability to other popular browsers, especially Mozilla and Galeon. I haven't had success so far, because (at least in the versions shipped with Red Hat 7.2) these browsers are missing the "Open with" menu option that made the trick on Konqueror. Any suggestions or pointers to relevant documentation is highly appreciated.
Articles about Digital Rights and more at http://stop.zona-m.net CV, talks and bio at http://mfioretti.com
Fast/Flexible Linux OS Recovery
On Demand Now
In this live one-hour webinar, learn how to enhance your existing backup strategies for complete disaster recovery preparedness using Storix System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin), a highly flexible full-system recovery solution for UNIX and Linux systems.
Join Linux Journal's Shawn Powers and David Huffman, President/CEO, Storix, Inc.
Free to Linux Journal readers.Register Now!
- Ubuntu Online Summit
- Devuan Beta Release
- The Qt Company's Qt Start-Up
- Download "Linux Management with Red Hat Satellite: Measuring Business Impact and ROI"
- The US Government and Open-Source Software
- May 2016 Issue of Linux Journal
- The Death of RoboVM
- Open-Source Project Secretly Funded by CIA
- New Container Image Standard Promises More Portable Apps
- BitTorrent Inc.'s Sync
In modern computer systems, privacy and security are mandatory. However, connections from the outside over public networks automatically imply risks. One easily available solution to avoid eavesdroppers’ attempts is SSH. But, its wide adoption during the past 21 years has made it a target for attackers, so hardening your system properly is a must.
Additionally, in highly regulated markets, you must comply with specific operational requirements, proving that you conform to standards and even that you have included new mandatory authentication methods, such as two-factor authentication. In this ebook, I discuss SSH and how to configure and manage it to guarantee that your network is safe, your data is secure and that you comply with relevant regulations.Get the Guide