Here’s a bash script that you can run from the Linux command line to recursively download a website.
I recently began using http://www.dragondisk.com/ to manage Amazon S3 buckets. It’s an excellent program that is free, cross-platform (Windows, Mac & Linux), and fast. Between its optional command line program & rsync, I’ve managed to create a pretty nifty backup system for both local desktop files and remote web server files. Want to know how? Email me and I’ll be happy to share some code with you.
If you want to see output of what these commands is doing, you can add the optional “-v” flag.
Or, you can add this to your .bash_profile (or whatever shell you’re using)
alias cp=’/bin/cp -v’
alias mv=’/bin/mv -v’
alias rm=’/bin/rm -v’
alias mkdir=’/bin/mkdir -v’
alias rmdir=’/bin/rmdir -v’