All the cross-references between our web pages use absolute file names (starting with /). We chose this convention because some browsers get confused by relative file names in links; in addition, counting the number of times to use ../ in a relative file name is not reliable.
The absolute file names assume that the root web directory is the top-level GNU directory. If your mirror server is not dedicated to the GNU project alone, that will not be true. Here are ways you can compensate for that:
If you'd like to write this script and verify that it works properly for all our pages, that would be useful.
Once your mirror site is operating, you can update the contents automatically, by
You can download Wget, via anonymous FTP, from *ftp://gnjilux.cc.fer.hr/pub/unix/util/wget/wget.tar.gz. Or at its mirror at *ftp://sunsite.auc.dk/pub/infosystems/wget/ or *http://sunsite.auc.dk/ftp/pub/infosystems/wget/
Once you install Snarf, here's how to use it in a shell script to fetch the tar file:
This command copies the file to mirror.tar.gz in your current directory. You can then unpack it into your own web server. It unpacks into the directory ./html.
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Updated: 22 Feb 1997 tower