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This script acts as a Web crawler, or spider. Starting with a particular URL it retrieves the Web page, scans it for links, and then attempts to retrieve all files linked to the page. This behavior repeats for each file retrieved and continues until one of several stop criteria is reached.

Stopping tests:

  • Number of hops (links) from the start page.
  • Links go "up" rather than "down".
  • Links go to disallowed servers.

If desired, the application will rewrite absolute URLs relative to the download hierarchy, producing a completely self-sufficient archive.

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What's New

Version 2.1: Corrected parsing of javascript function references, added php and asp to recognized "html" file extensions, fixed bug that truncated crawls done without the "legal servers" restriction.


Mac OS 9 or later

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why is this an applescript?? there are many real applications, free, that do the same thing.

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Version 2.1
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It was a good way to do it at the time (OS-9) and it offered a fine way to learn Applescript Studio. BTW, if you have a problem with it's function, you can write to me.

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does not work

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Downloads 2,447
Version Downloads 1,875
License Free
Date 09 Mar 2005
Platform OS Classic / OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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