Sotoki (Stack Overflow to Kiwix) is an
openZIM scraper to create offline
versions of Stack Exchange websites such
as Stack Overflow.
It is based on Stack Exchange's Data Dumps hosted by The Internet Archive.
Sotoki works off a
domain that you must provide. That is the
domain-name of the stackexchange website you want to scrape. Run
sotoki --list-all to get a list of those
docker run -v my_dir:/output ghcr.io/openzim/sotoki sotoki --help
sotoki is a Python3 software. If you are not using the
Docker image, you are advised to use it in a
virtual environment to avoid installing software dependencies on your
python3 -m venv ./env # creates a virtual python environment in ./env folder ./env/bin/pip install -U pip # upgrade pip (package manager). recommended ./env/bin/pip install -U sotoki # install/upgrade sotoki inside virtualenv # direct access to in-virtualenv sotoki binary, without shell-attachment ./env/bin/sotoki --help # alias or link it for convenience sudo ln -s $(pwd)/env/bin/sotoki /usr/local/bin/ # alternatively, attach virtualenv to shell source env/bin/activate sotoki --help deactivate # unloads virtualenv from shell
Anybody is welcome to improve the Sotoki.
To run Sotoki off the git repository, you'll need to download a few
external dependencies that we pack in Python releases. Just run
requirements.txt for the list of python dependencies.
You don't have to make your own ZIM files of Stack Exchange's Web sites. Updated ZIM files are built on a regular basis for all of them. Look at https://library.kiwix.org/?category=stack_exchange to download them.