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wpull 0.30

Wget-compatible web downloader.

Latest Version: 2.0.1

Wpull is a Wget-compatible (or remake/clone/replacement/alternative) web downloader.


  • Written in Python: lightweight & robust
  • Familiar Wget options and behavior
  • Graceful stopping and resuming
  • Python & Lua scripting support
  • Modular, extensible, & asynchronous API
  • PhantomJS integration

Currently in beta quality! Some features are not implemented yet and the API is not considered stable.



Once you install the requirements, install Wpull from PyPI using pip:

pip3 install wpull

For detailed installation instructions, please see


To download the About page of


To archive a website:

wpull billy.blogsite.example --warc-file blogsite-billy \
--no-check-certificate \
--no-robots --user-agent "InconspiuousWebBrowser/1.0" \
--wait 0.5 --random-wait --waitretry 600 \
--page-requisites --recursive --level inf \
--span-hosts --domains blogsitecdn.example,cloudspeeder.example \
--hostnames billy.blogsite.example \
--reject-regex "/login\.php"  \
--tries inf --retry-connrefused --retry-dns-error \
--delete-after --database blogsite-billy.db \
--quiet --output-file blogsite-billy.log

To see all options:

wpull --help


Documentation is located at


Need help? Please see our Help page which contains frequently asked questions and support information.

The issue tracker is located at


Contributions and feedback are greatly appreciated.


Copyright 2013-2014 by Christopher Foo. License GPL v3.

This project contains third-party source code licensed under different terms:

  • backport
  • wpull.backport.argparse
  • wpull.backport.collections
  • wpull.backport.functools
  • wpull.backport.tempfile
  • wpull.backport.urlparse
  • wpull.thirdparty.robotexclusionrulesparser

We would like to acknowledge the authors of GNU Wget as Wpull uses algorithms from Wget.

File Type Py Version Uploaded on Size
wpull-0.30.tar.gz (md5, pgp) Source 2014-04-06 469KB