After installing pywb tool-suite, the following command-line apps are made available (in the Python binary directory or current environment):
All server tools have a different default port, which can be override via the
-p <port> command-line option.
The CDX Indexer provides a way to create a CDX(J) file from a WARC/ARC. The tool supports both classic-CDX and new CDXJ formats.
The indexer also provides options for including all WARC records, and merging data from POST request (and other HTTP records).
cdx-indexer -h for a list of options.
Note: In a future pywb release, this tool will be removed in favor of the standalone cdxj-indexer app, which will have additional indexing options.
The wb-manager command-line tool is used to to configure the
collections directory structure and its contents, which pywb uses to automatically read collections.
The tool can be used while
wayback is running, and pywb will detect many changes automatically.
It can be used to:
- Create a new collection –
wb-manager init <coll>
- Add WARCs to collection –
wb-manager add <coll> <warc>
- Add override templates
- Add and remove metadata to a collections
- List all collections
- Reindex a collection
- Migrate old CDX to CDXJ style indexes.
For more details, run
The server runs on port
8070 by default serving both index and content.
The CDX Server is a subset of the Warcserver and queries using the CDXJ Server API are included:
No rewriting or recording is performed by the Warcserver, but all collections from
config.yaml are loaded.
The main pywb application is installed as the
wayback application. (The
pywb name is the same application, may become the primary name in future versions).
The app will start on port
8080 by default, and configuration is read from
See Configuring the Web Archive for a detailed overview of configuration options and customizations.
This cli is a shortcut for
wayback, but configured to run with only the Live Web Collection.
The live rewrite server runs on port
8090 and rewrites content from live web, useful for testing.
This app is almost equivalent to
wayback --live, except no other collections from
config.yaml are used.