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Kiwix – Make Wikipedia anD other websites availAble offline

In some cases it might be handy to have a website available offline for cases where no internet connection is available.

With Kiwix and the ZIM-package format it’s quite easy to do so. It can easily be run on a Raspberry and made accessible on the local network.

To automate updates of ZIM packages I wrote some little scripts which are available in the following Github repo: https://github.com/fawcs-at/zim-downloader

Information on how to use the scripts can be found in the readme in the GIT repo.

To automate the process of updating ZIM packages once a month the “updateZim.sh” should be added as a cronjob to your crontab:

e.g.:

#cat /etc/crontab
45 2    1 * *  <username> /<path_to_script>/updateZim.sh

Will start an update on ever 1st day of the month at quarter to 3 in the morning.

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