WebFetcher is a module designed to facilitate fetching large ammounts of documents and images from the web. With WebFetcher it is easy to do such things as downloading all the images on a page. You can also do more complex tasks, such as fetching all the pages linked to by a certain page and all the images on those pages. You can save the documents in a tree structure mirroring the server layout or flat in a single directory. In either case, WebFetcher can translate the links on the pages so that all relationships are preserved.
Save a copy of Programming Ruby to your hard drive:
require 'webfetcher' book = WebFetcher::Page.url('http://www.rubycentral.com/book/') book.recurse.save('pickaxe')
Install the program with the command: (you may need to be root)
Documentation is included in the archive, you can also read it online.