Author of the WP-MIRROR project.

Babel user information
en-N This user has a native understanding of English.
de-3 Dieser Benutzer beherrscht Deutsch auf hohem Niveau.
zh-2 这位用户的中文达到中级水平



Wp-mirror is a free utility for mirroring any desired set of WMF wikis. That is, it builds a wiki farm that the user can browse locally. Many users need such off-line access, often for reasons of mobility, availability, and privacy. Wp-mirror builds a complete mirror with original size images. Wp-mirror is robust and uses check-pointing to resume after interruption.

Wp-mirror by default mirrors the simple wikipedia, the simple wiktionary (Simple English means shorter sentences), and the wikidata wiki (a centralized collection of facts usable by all other wikis). The default should work out-of-the-box with no user configuration. It should build in 200ks (two days), occupy 150G of disk space, be served locally by virtual hosts,, and, and update automatically every week. The default should be suitable for anyone who learned English as a second language (ESL).

The largest wikis (with over a million articles each) are: en, sv, de, nl, fr, war, ru, it, ceb, es, vi, and pl. Because wp-mirror uses original size image files, the largest wikis are too large to fit on a laptop with a single 500G disk, unless the user does not need the images (and this is configurable). The en wikipedia is the most demanding case. It should build in 1Ms (twelve days), occupy 4T of disk space, be served locally by virtual host, and update automatically every month.



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