Archive this page now

The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine has an 'archive this page now' button, which I know I was aware of, but I hadn't ever used it. Watching this chat about archiving I thought I would have a look at it.

Save Page Now

My preferred option would be to add a hook to my post script that triggers the IA to scrap any new pages. Poking around the FAQ and the scant API page didn't reveal any recommendations for how to use the tools. With no advice I tried curl with the URL they used:


That URL worked great, the history page now has a new scrap entry from today. Having done that I started looking to see how well covered my site was, it turns out very few pages have been captured into the global history.

Seems like an easy fix:

curl -s -S "[040-243]" > /dev/null