WEBMIRROR PRO v2.0 2.0 User's Guide

There are two different ways for using WEBMIRROR PRO v2.0. The first one is to use the command line parameters to define retrieval domain, start page and parameters. However this way is present only for compatibility reasons to support those who implemented earlier version of WEBMIRROR PRO v2.0 in command files. For new users this way of usage is not recommended. You can get further information on commad line paramteres here

The recommended way to start WEBMIRROR PRO v2.0 is to invoke the shell command line defining a Retrieval Definition File (RDF):

webmirror -f mypages.RDF
You can use any extension for the RDF file. Using .rdf is only a recommendation. WEBMIRROR PRO v2.0 will start to retrieve pages according to the definitions given in the RDF file. The RDF file is a text file that you can generate using any text editor, like notepad or vi.

If you specify STDIN as a file name webmirror will read the RDF information from the standard input.

You can also say

webmirror -h
for a short help.

RDF file format

The RDF contains configuration lines. Each configuration option is on a single line. Leading and trailing spaces on a line are ignored. Empty lines and lines starting with a # are treated as comment. The commands in an RDF file are case sensitive.

The first word of a line is the name of the command until the first space. The rest of the line is the parameter for the command. There is a simple method to include the content of other files into a RDF file using the command config.

Commands in the RDF