Offline Docs the Easy Way
I will be taking a few flights in the coming weeks and I wanted to arrange to have access to the documentation for some of the tools and frameworks I have been using.
I searched around a bit and found a suggestion at the bottom of this thread that explained how to do this with a single shell command. Big win!
The relevant command was:
wget -rkp http://api.rubyonrails.org/
This command uses wget to recursively pull down the target site into a local directory. The options are:
-r=> Download recursively
-k=> Convert links to point to local versions
-p=> Get all images, stylesheets, etc
For mac users, you can install
I used this to grab the following:
In the case of jQuery (and prior Rails versions) there have been efforts to create this sort of resource and make it publicly available. For jQuery, you can download a pretty snazy single page app version of the docs at jQAPI, although it will not work in Chrome due to Chrome’s rules regarding XHR requests over the file:// protocol.
In the end, I am happy to have a simple method to manage this on my own.