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September 20, 2011

New Script Web2Email Released

Filed under: Linux/Unix Related,Software Releases,Tech Related — Suramya @ 2:47 AM

Just released Ver 0.1 of Web2Email. Web2Email is a Perl Script that allows the user to send a message with a list of URL’s to a special mail account and get back a snapshot of the websites as PDF files.

You can download it from Web2Email.

If you want a demo, send an email to: with website URL’s in the email body (one per line) and after about 5 mins you will get an email with the snapshots of the sites listed as PDF files.

Update: The cron job running this on my machine is having issues, will fix it once I get back home and this should be back up again tonight.

Update (22nd Sep 2011): The project wasn’t the cron job, there is an issue with the version of wkhtmltopdf that is available in the Debian repo. Basically if you have both http & https images in a site it goes for a toss. The static built version should fix this issue but haven’t got the time to install and test. Till that is done the demo version will be on hold.

As always I would appreciated any feedback/suggestions you might have.

– Suramya

1 Comment »

  1. Getting some weird errors in the wkhtmltopdf script (Used to generate the PDF from the site) randomly:

    QSslSocket: cannot resolve SSLv2_client_method ] 58%
    QSslSocket: cannot resolve SSLv2_server_method
    ====================================================> ] 89%

    Looks like its a known issue with the non statically linked version of wkhtmltopdf. Going to try installing the static version and hopefully it will fix the issue. Else the program hangs during the execution which freezes the script.

    – Suramya

    Comment by Suramya — September 21, 2011 @ 2:25 AM

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