Is there an off line version of Wikipedia?

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Thu Jan 8 22:23:57 UTC 2009

rpowersau at wrote:
> You could try wget.
> The second example does what you want I believe. Be interesting to see
> how long it takes. ;)

Please don't do this.  It's a huge waste of resources.  Download one of
the compressed dumps.  For a private user the static HTML
( is probably easiest (though still a huge
download); it basically gives you HTML files you can browse offline.
Other options, including many third-part solutions, are listed at

Matt Flaschen

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