Waybackpy is a CLI tool that interfaces with the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine APIs.
Wayback Machine has three client-side public APIs; Save API( aka SavePageNow), Availability API, and the CDX API.
These three APIs can be accessed via the waybackpy from the terminal.
Demo video on asciinema.org, you can copy the commands from the video: https://asciinema.org/a/469890
Saving a webpage:
waybackpy --save --url "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media" --user_agent "my-unique-user-agent" Archive URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20220121193801/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media Cached save: False
Retrieving the oldest archive and also printing the JSON response of the availability API:
waybackpy --oldest --url "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanoid" --user_agent "my-unique-user-agent" Archive URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20040415020811/http://en.wikipedia.org:80/wiki/Humanoid
Archive close to a time, minute level precision is supported:
waybackpy --url google.com --user_agent "my-unique-user-agent" --near --year 2008 --month 8 --day 8 Archive URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20080808014003/http://www.google.com:80/
Documentation is at https://github.com/akamhy/waybackpy/wiki/CLI-docs
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