Create a mirror of a website with Wget

GNU's wget command line program for downloading is very popular, and not without reason. While you can use it simply to retrieve a single file from a server, it is much more powerful than that and offers many more features.

One of the more advanced features in wget is the mirror feature. This allows you to create a complete local copy of a website, including any stylesheets, supporting images ...

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Find files on your system using ‘locate’

Locating files that you know exist, but you can't remember where they are can be frustrating. There are a handful of GUI-based search tools for Linux and Unix, but if you prefer to work in the command line, or don't have one of these special apps installed, you can often fall back on command line tool locate.

The locate command works by querying a database of your files ...

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Use rsync for a simple incremental backup of a folder

rsync is a very useful and powerful program for doing incremental transfers of files, whether that is locally or remotely. It can, however, take a little while to familiarise yourself with how rsync works before you can get started with it however.

In this quick tip, I'll show you how to do a simple incremental local backup of a folder on your system.

So, say I have a folder ...

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