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27. Get a NeoFinder Users Guide Download

We have received a couple of requests asking for a downloadable version of this NeoFinder Users Guide, possibly as a PDF document.

Due to the dynamic nature of this Users Guide, and the really frequent changes, we cannot offer you a PDF. We add and edit pages almost every day, as we add new features, and new tips and tricks to this Users Guide.

BUT!

Why not use a very cool software tool named
wget to download an offline copy of these web pages yourself?

It is actually quite simple.

1. Download and install wget

Unfortunately, this extremely powerful command line tool does not come bundled with your Mac. But there is a very nice Installer to be found here:
http://rudix.org/packages/wget.html

Make sure to get the proper “.pkg” for your Mac OS X version. Download and run that Installer. At this time, the Installer is not code-signed, so you may beed to adjust the security settings on your Mac for this Installer.

2. Open Apples Terminal.app

Enter the following line, exactly as written here.
(Simply copy the entire line below, and paste it into the Terminal windows. Then hit return to execute it)

wget -p -r --no-parent -l 1 -k http://www.cdfinder.de/guide/

This will then ask wget to download all NeoFinder Users Guide pages, the screen shots, and all support files needed to view it.

If successful, you will have a folder called
www.cdfinder.de in your home folder.

If you open it, it should look similar to this here:

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All you have to do now is to double click the
index.html file, and the NeoFinder Users Guide will open in your browser, with no Internet connection needed anymore.

Of course, you may need to repeat the download of the Users Guide, as we add new chapters to it.