Monday, November 9, 2015

Capturing a Whole Web Page

I always wondered what tools were used to create the full page of a web site without page breaks.  I ran across the tool known as CutyCapt.  From the web site:
CutyCapt is a small cross-platform command-line utility to capture WebKit's rendering of a web page into a variety of vector and bitmap formats, including SVG, PDF, PS, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, and BMP.
This simple command line tool will allow you to capture a full web page.  On my Ubuntu Mate Linux machine I used the apt-get tool to install CutyCapt.

Installing CutyCapt on a apt based distribution.

The format of the CutyCapt command is:

cutycapt --url= --out=localfile.png
 Capturing one of my favorite Linux web sites is shown in the following image.

Capturing the Going Linux web site.
The results are pretty amazing as the below image shows.

Captured web site.
There are several options to CutyCapt.  To display the help, use:

cutycapt --help
man cutycapt

 at the command line.

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