HTTrack: Website crawler / copier

HTTrack is a powerful tool that allows you to download / mirror a website to a local location. Basically, HTTrack follows the links of the original website, recursively downloads them to the local directory while re-arranging the hyper-links structure so you can just simply open a downloaded HTML file and browse at the local machine.

In contrast, the recursive mirror function of Wget will not rearrange the hyper-links on the web pages you downloaded, so they might still be pointing to remote locations.

HTTrack is a powerful tool but the syntax is very simple, let’s have a look at the basic usage: