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wwwoffled(8)		    System Manager's Manual		  wwwoffled(8)

       wwwoffled - A proxy server for the World	Wide Web Offline Explorer.

       wwwoffled [-h|--help] [--version] [-c <config-file>] [-d	[<log-level>]]
       [-l <log-file>] [-f] [-p]

       wwwoffled is a proxy HTTP server	for the	World  Wide  Web  Offline  Ex-
       plorer  program.	  Using	a standard web browser with the	HTTP proxy set
       to the wwwoffled	server,	web pages can be requested while not connected
       to the internet.

       When  the  computer is connected	to the internet, the server will fetch
       the web pages requested by the browser  and  also  store	 them  in  the
       cache.	When  the  computer is not connected, browsing of the pages in
       the cache is still possible, and	links can be  followed.	  This	causes
       the request for the page	to be stored by	the proxy server until a later
       time when the computer is connected and the pages are  fetched  non-in-

       Pages that are requested	from a server on the same host (localhost) are
       not cached, and are always fetched fresh	from the server.

       There is	a welcome page at the URL http://localhost:8080/ that contains
       some information	about the program and links to the cache index,	inter-
       active refresh page, interactive	control	 page  and  WWWOFFLE  internet
       home page.

       The  pages that are stored in the cache can be indexed by using the URL
       http://localhost:8080/index/ to get a  list  of	the  hosts  that  have
       cached  pages.	The index allows sorting of the	pages into time	or al-
       phabetical order, by following links from this page.  There is also in-
       dexes  available	 showing the pages that	have been modified in the last
       week, those fetched last	time online and	those requests that are	 wait-
       ing to be fetched next time online.

       The  functions available	from the wwwoffle(1) program for fetching URLs
       are also	available in the interactive  refresh  page  at	 http://local-

       The  functions  available  from the wwwoffle(1) program for controlling
       the wwwoffled program are also available	 in  the  interactive  control
       page at http://localhost:8080/control/.

       -h | --help
	      A	 help message is printed giving	a brief	description of the us-
	      age of the program.

	      The version number of the	program	is printed.

       -c <config-file>
	      The configuration	for the	program	is stored in  a	 configuration
	      file  wwwoffle.conf(5).	This argument specifies	to the program
	      the name of that file.  Sending a	HUP signal to the daemon  will
	      cause this config	file to	be re-read.

       -d [<log-level>]
	      Do  not  detach from the terminal	when starting and report error
	      messages on standard error.  The log-level is a  number  from  0
	      (for  no	output	on  stderr) to 6 (for full debugging output on
	      stderr).	If this	is not specified then  the  log-level  in  the
	      config file is used.

       -l <log-file>
	      Detach from the terminal but write to a log file what would have
	      been written to stderr if	the -d option had been used.  Defaults
	      to  using	 a  log	level of 4, but	using the -d option can	change
	      this (but	it will	still detach).	Sending	a HUP  signal  to  the
	      daemon will cause	this log file to be closed and re-opened.

       -f     Start the	daemon in debugging mode (implies -d and overrides -l)
	      and when the first HTTP request comes in handle it without  cre-
	      ating a child process and	then exit.

       -p     Print  the  pid  of the daemon process on	stdout.	This option is
	      ignored if the -d	or -f options are used.

       /etc/wwwoffle/wwwoffle.conf The wwwoffle.conf(5)	configuration file.

       wwwoffle(1), wwwoffle.conf(5)

       Andrew M. Bishop	1996-2013.

				March 16, 2013			  wwwoffled(8)


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