I installed HTTrack, which uses the Terminal command webhttrack.
webhttrack works good, but instead of using Terminal, I want to run it by clicking an icon on my desktop.
These type of icons are called shortcuts. Here is how to add a shortcut to a Mac Desktop. Note that the program webhttrack is already installed.
Bring up Terminal on your Mac
Bring up Terminal on your Mac. All of these commands to be done using Terminal.
Proceed with Caution
You can seriously mess up your Mac if you do not know what you are doing in Terminal.
Terminal is for advanced users only. Terminal assumes you are an expert and does not do the “Does the user know what they are doing?” checks the GUI does.
Terminal assumes you are an expert. It will simply not question you, and will obey.
This a very powerful feature, but is a two-edged sword if Terminal is used carelessly.
Create a Shortcut to your Terminal command on your Mac Desktop
The terminal command webhttrack works good, but I want to just click a link on my Desktop to run HTTrack.
Enter the following in Terminal, then press the Enter key. It will take you to your Desktop folder in Terminal.
We are now going to make a shortcut file to HTTrack. Call it whatever you want. I called it WgetHTTrack, so I will know it is related to both Wget and HTTrack.
Enter the following into Terminal, then press the Enter key.
This will open up the text editor nano.
Enter the following into it (or cut and paste):
Then press Y for yes.
Ensure the filename is correct, then press the Enter key to finish saving the file. This will take you back to Terminal.
Now, we have a file, but it will not do anything. To make the shortcut file an executable file, enter the following into Terminal, then press the Enter key.
chmod u+x WgetHTTrack
You now have a shortcut on your Desktop that you can double-click to bring up HTTrack.