[CentOS] script to make webpage snapshot

Thu Aug 11 21:13:11 UTC 2016
Liam O'Toole <liam.p.otoole at gmail.com>

On 2016-08-11, Valeri Galtsev
<galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> Dear Experts,
> Could someone recommend a script or utility one can run from command
> line on Linux or UNIX machine to make a snapshot of webpage?
> We have a signage (xibo) and whoever creates/changes content, likes to
> add URLs of some webpages there. All works well if these are webpages
> on our servers (which are pretty fast), but some external servers
> often take time to respond and take time to assemble the page, in
> addition these servers sometimes get really busy, and when response is
> longer than time devoted for that content in signage window, this
> window hangs forever with blank white field until you restart client.
> Trivial workaround: just to get snapshot (as, say daily cron job), and
> point signage client to that snapshot definitely will solve it, and
> simultaneously we will stop bugging other people servers often without
> much need for it.
> But when I tried to search for some utility or script that makes
> webpage snapshot, I discovered that my ability to search degraded
> somehow...
> Thanks for all your pointers!
> Valeri

Not an answer to the question you asked, but maybe this is a job for a
caching proxy server like squid?