Using the Terminal to Excavate Digital Artifacts from Archived Websites on the Internet Archive

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The wayback_machine_downloader is actually designed to download an entire website from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine but I am focusing usage on how to download specific filetypes. Read on if you are curious …

You need to install Ruby on your system (>= 1.9.2) — if you don’t already have it. Then run:

gem install wayback_machine_downloader

Tip: If you run into permission errors, you might have to add sudo in front of this command.

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