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 Grab-a-Site

 

 Grab-a-Site is an "industrial-strength" file-based offline browser that combines speed, stability, and powerful filtering capabilities. If you need a tool that can download an entire web site while retaining the original filenames and directory structure and making the web pages themselves accessible, than our software Grab-a-Site is the best!

Controlled downloading to the detail!

 

Downloading web pages and all their supporting files (such as graphic files, sound files, etc.) by hand can be inconvenient, time consuming and frustrating. Grab-a-Site addresses these problems by allowing you to download a quantity of information or an entire web site to your hard drive. Downloading can be done in off peak hours when access lines are available and less expensive. The data may then be edited, browsed, studied, or used in any way offline at your convenience. This makes the use and modification of the information gathered more economical and efficient. It is simple to use and cost effective for anyone working with web content.

 System Requirements

 

Windows 9X/NT
Internet Connection
Web browser
486 or Faster Processor
8 MB RAM
10 MB disk space
G.A.S. v. WebWhacker

 

Top of the line features

 Tree View, simplifying the locating and viewing of downloaded web pages by laying them all out in a tree structure that denotes links to objects higher in the tree Instant Update, Grab=a=Site proprietary Internet software updating system, making sure that Grab-a-Site will always remain up-to-date across the Internet Ability to reconstruct the web server directory structure for each individual domain for mirroring purposes. Filename collision detection and avoidance, including support for long filenames and 8.3 names Relative links allowing the tree or directory to be moved and/or copied to other drives and directories Proper handling of "." and ".." directories Filtering -Specify exactly what you want downloaded and what you don't want downloaded! Standard HTTP password authentication support Download limits based on size, time, number of documents, and levels File-based, meaning that HTML and other files are stored individually just like they are stored on the web site Download all you want from the web and nothing more! Only Grab-a-Site gives you this degree of control with the speed and stability!

Overview & Advantages of our software Grab-a-Site

 Tired of waiting for slow servers to return the page you want to browse? Sick of watching images appear line-by-line as they come across your slow modem? You need our software Grab-a-Site!

 Worried about the kinds of information your children, students, or employees are browsing on the Internet? You need our software Grab-a-Site!

 Grab-a-Site downloads complete portions of the World Wide Web for you to browse on your hard drive. You give Grab-a-Site a Web page's URL or a list of URL's and it will follow as many links from those pages as you specify. All the pages that Grab-a-Site crawls are downloaded to your hard drive. The links and graphics come with them. You can then browse through the pages as if you were on the Internet. No more waiting for pages to download! No more waiting for images to come across the phone line! You can give your children, students, and employees access to Web pages without giving them access to the entire Web!

File

 From the File menu you can create New .GAS files or Open existing .GAS files. You can also Import URL's from text or HTML files or Exit the program.

                                                                                   Edit

 The Edit menu allows you to Undo your last action, Cut, Copy, or Paste, Add, Edit, or Remove URL's. You can also edit the Preferences and Options for Grab-a-Site.

                                                                   Grab

 Use the Grab menu to start or stop grabbing.

                                                                                     View

 From the View menu you can hide or display the Toolbar and the Status bar. You can also view the Table of Contents, a URL, or the Blue Squirrel Home Page.

                                                                        Help

 Select the Help menu for the Index of Grab-a-Site's on-line documentation or information about Grab-a-Site.

                                                       Grab Away a Web Site!

 To grab a site follows these steps:

 1. Create a GAS file using New under the File menu

2. Add URL's using the Edit menu.

These URL's are those you wish to grab first.

3. Edit the GAS preferences

4. Select start under the Grab menu

 When Grab-a-Site is finished grabbing, the Table of Contents will be displayed in your Browser. Click on the URL's in your browser to start browsing off-line.

 

Grab a password protected site

  To grab a password-protected site, you need to:

1. Have a valid user id and password for the site.

2. Enter the user id and password for that particular site using the Password List from Edit-Preferences, or enter the user id and password in the Default Password fields under Edit-Options.

3. Grab the site!

 Grab a site including files that are on FTP links

 To grab a site including files that are on FTP links follow these steps:

1. Create a GAS file using New under the File menu

2. Add URL's using the Edit menu.

These URL's are those you wish to grab first.

3. Edit the GAS preferences

4. Make sure to check Retrieve FTP links on the preferences dialog box.

5. Select start under the Grab menu

When Grab-a-Site is finished grabbing, the Table of Contents will be displayed in your Browser. Click on the URL's in your browser to start browsing off-line.

 Find information within the Web site I have downloaded

By using the Microsoft Windows 95 Find on the directory that you have grabbed, you can find text strings in the grabbed HTML documents.

Follow these steps to run Find:

1. Click on Start

2. Click on Find

3. Click on "Files or Folders..."

4. Set "Look in:" to the directory where you grabbed the files

5. Click on the advanced tab and in the "Containing text: field, enter the text you are looking for.

6. Click the Find now button.

 

Grab-a-Site Filter

To show you how to use the Grab-a-Site Filter, we have included two examples:

How do I grab everything on www.microsoft.com/windows except the files in the windows/download directory?

1. Add www.microsoft.com/windows to the Include section of the Filter

2. Add www.microsoft.com/windows/download/ to the Exclude section of the filter

3. Go Grab!

How do I grab everything on www.windows95.com and all of the .exe's and. zip’s that it points to

1. Add www.windows95.com to the Include section of the Filter

2. Add .exe to the Include section of the Filter

3. Add .zip to the Include section of the Filter

4. Go Grab!

 

Command Line Options

Using command line options, Grab-a-Site can be run entirely unattended. For example entering the line,

Grabsite pakistan http://www.pak.org/search will:

 1. Create the Pakistan.GAS file (or open it if it already exists),

2. Add the http://www.pak.org URL to the Pakistan. GAS file

3. Start grabbing unattended, and

4. Exit Grab-a-Site when done.