Wget is a handy little tool that we’ve featured before as a way to mirror an entire website, schedule downloads, automatically download music, and more. It’s available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux (usually installed already).
This tip from One Thing Well for converting a blog into a static site involves really only two commands. In wget:
wget -m -p -P ~/website example.com
And then later, after the download finishes, in rsync:
rsync -avz --delete ~/website/ firstname.lastname@example.org:path/to/website
You’ll want to replace the “example.com” and “email@example.com” to match your site. Photo remixed from an original by Jinho.Jung