To set up, follow the per-platform installation instructions below.

General non-platform-specific installation tips: Sitescooper can be configured using its sitescooper.cf file. Edit this file and search for CUSTOMISE.

Change each customisable setting appropriately and uncomment it, if you need to. Each setting has a comment describing what it does.

The first time you run sitescooper, it will pop up a list of sites in your editor, and ask you to pick which sites you wish to scoop. This creates a file in your temporary directory called site_choices.txt with these choices. Your temporary directory is the .sitescooper subdirectory of your home directory on UNIX, or C:\Windows\TEMP for Windows users; this can be changed by editing the built-in configuration in the script.

Installation instructions for the various platforms can be found below.

[ Installing ]|[ on UNIX ]|[ on Windows ]|[ on a Mac ]
[ Running ]|[ Command-line Arguments Reference ]
[ Writing a Site File ]|[ Site File Parameters Reference ]
[ The rss-to-site Conversion Tool ]|[ The subs-to-site Conversion Tool ]
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