Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
There are a variety of rather costly tools that can mirror websites locally for you. However, there's also a command line tool called wget that does the exact same thing, and it's free! While wget isn't installed by default in Mac OS X, this free tool can easily be downloaded and installed to your Mac using MacPorts.
This week, we'll show you how to use Terminal to download and install wget, and create a complete website mirror for backup or offline viewing purposes.