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
Explorer 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-
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,
interactive 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
alphabetical order, by following links from this page. There is also
indexes available showing the pages that have been modified in the last
week, those fetched last time online and those requests that are
waiting 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
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
usage of the program.
The version number of the program is printed.
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.
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.
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
creating 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.
Andrew M. Bishop 1996,97,98,99,2000,01,02,03,04,05
October 12, 2005 wwwoffled(8)