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Offline VGP

QB64 offline documentation package from Wikipedia ..
« on: February 23, 2018, 06:14:22 PM »
I have been at QB64.org entered Wiki found the "Download the QB64 WIKI for Offline Reference (7 Zip 3.8MB)" link but its not there !
Maybe someone has already downloaded this file -only 3.8 MB.
Please share it with me if you have it.

Mail it at : vprogonis@yahoo.gr

(Send me a reply too when you do.)

VGP


Re: QB64 offline documentation package from Wikipedia ..
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 06:30:39 PM »
Hi VGP,

Welcome to the forum!

I have studied the Home page for QB64.org and can not find the offline wiki copy download. Where is it??? on Home page.

I did see it before, and in fact downloaded a copy last summer. Is that recent enough?
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Re: QB64 offline documentation package from Wikipedia ..
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 06:43:14 PM »
.zip is 102,138 KB for Offline Wiki.

Will that fit as attachment here?

Others may want it as well and I do not want to reveal email to more people than I have to ie, by emailing it.

No it didn't fit, but gave it the old college try!
« Last Edit: February 23, 2018, 06:50:04 PM by bplus »
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QB64 v1.2 2018 0228/86 git b30af92
QB64 v1.1 2017 1106/82

Offline VGP

Re: QB64 offline documentation package from Wikipedia ..
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2018, 05:18:43 AM »
Just mail it to me bplus -all of it- at vprogonis@yahoo.gr
And 100 Kb will be ok.
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VGP

Re: QB64 offline documentation package from Wikipedia ..
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 09:03:08 AM »
Aha! we found it. (Thank you CodeHunter)

http://qb64.org/wiki/Keyword_Reference_-_Alphabetical

Warning it's out of date.


Append: Oops! someone pulled the file out.

Currently this link is broken. So now stuck with solution offered in next reply, sorry.

« Last Edit: February 24, 2018, 10:40:30 AM by bplus »
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Offline STxAxTIC

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Re: QB64 offline documentation package from Wikipedia ..
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 09:06:36 AM »
Sounds like you boys need some help. I just tested the recursive wget command to snag the entire Wiki for my records - and it seems to have worked.

If not using Linux already, first thing you need is the "wget" utility. I downloaded a binary from https://eternallybored.org/misc/wget/ - and I bet there are a thousand more places to get it.

Next, open a terminal and navigate to a place you'll be able to find later (like the Desktop), and paste the following line in there:

Code: [Select]
wget --recursive --no-clobber --page-requisites --html-extension --convert-links --restrict-file-names=windows --domains qb64.org --no-parent     http://www.qb64.org/wiki/
The switches do this:
--recursive - recursively download all files that are linked from main file,
--no-clobber - do not overwrite files that already exist locally (useful when previous run failed for any reason),
--page-requisites - download all page elements (JS, CSS, ..),
--html-extension - add .html extension to files (if not already there),
--convert-links - fix links in html files to work offline,
--restrict-file-names=windows - rename files to work also in Windows,
--domains example.com - limit downloads to listed domains (links that point to other domains will not be followed),
--no-parent - do not download files form folders below given root folder (folder1/folder/ in our example; files from /folder1 are not going to be transferred).
"An eye for an eye like a fish needs a bicycle" - Adolf Lincoln

QB64 Projects:
http://www.barnesreport.net/sxript/
http://www.barnesreport.net/sprezzo/

Re: QB64 offline documentation package from Wikipedia ..
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 01:26:44 PM »
I have a offline copy downloaded January 13th if it'll help anybody.

Offline VGP

Re: QB64 offline documentation package from Wikipedia ..
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2018, 03:03:24 PM »
Just mail the file at vprogonis@yahoo.gr -all of it-.
Have you not downloaded it ?
Bplus you gave me its size too.
What are you waiting ?
I am hoping it includes everything eg tutorials.

Offline STxAxTIC

  • QB64 Developer
Re: QB64 offline documentation package from Wikipedia ..
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2018, 03:10:53 PM »
You can lead a horse do water, but you can't get him to... nevermind....

Here's the link you all want. Fresh copy, made just now. Not even tested. (Lemme know if its broke.)

EDIT:
After a month with this whale on my server, I figure that whoever wanted a copy will have snagged it by now. Deleting for economy of space.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2018, 10:16:36 AM by STxAxTIC »
"An eye for an eye like a fish needs a bicycle" - Adolf Lincoln

QB64 Projects:
http://www.barnesreport.net/sxript/
http://www.barnesreport.net/sprezzo/

Online Pete

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Re: QB64 offline documentation package from Wikipedia ..
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2018, 03:38:58 PM »
I believe it's, "You can lead a source to whatever but you can't make him think." At least that's my version of it.

And you documented all the wget switches and everything. Nice job!

I used to use wget, but I discovered it had problems with secure https sites. I switched to cURL. I integrated it into a QB64 program I coded to do basically what your wget example does. Why bother you ask? Because it's more fun to code one than download one.

Pete :)

Re: QB64 offline documentation package from Wikipedia ..
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2018, 04:40:09 PM »
Hi STxAxTIC,

The zip turned out better than my attempt which missed some key navigation pages.

The zip had one file or folder whose path was too long and I had to skip while extracting for Windows 10 laptop.

A cursory check, navigating random pages worked without incident. Nice job *<|:-)
« Last Edit: February 24, 2018, 04:42:00 PM by bplus »
B = B + ...
QB64 x 64 v1.2 2018 0228/86 git b30af92
QB64 v1.2 2018 0228/86 git b30af92
QB64 v1.1 2017 1106/82

Offline VGP

Re: QB64 offline documentation package from Wikipedia ..
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2018, 05:07:32 PM »
Thank you for the file -I have downloaded it.
Also there is no download link in Wiki anymore.
I will check if everything is all right and I will notify you all.
--
By any chance has any of you John Titor's book "A time traveler's tale" ?
The one with 174 pages ?
Just post the download link if you find it.
Thats all for now.


Re: QB64 offline documentation package from Wikipedia ..
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2018, 05:13:07 PM »
I've tried several times to send up the zip but it errors out, I would have thought at 2838k it would have been okay, says 20000k max.

Online FellippeHeitor

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Re: QB64 offline documentation package from Wikipedia ..
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2018, 07:22:25 PM »
Sometimes the snag is not the file size, but how much it takes to upload it, which may time out depending on your upload speed.

Re: QB64 offline documentation package from Wikipedia ..
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2018, 02:00:48 PM »
Upload speed is a little over 3 Mbps so should be okay, I'm trying again.
Looks like it goes up, it uploads for about 6 seconds, says "waiting for QB64,org", then a couple of seconds it shows:

"Your attachment couldn't be saved. This might happen because it took too long to upload or the file is bigger than the server will allow.
Please consult your server administrator for more information."