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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 document 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 off-line.

       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 available, 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 suppress 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 option.


       lwp-request(1), LWP(3)


       Gisle Aas <>

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