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archive.is

archive.is

Unofficial Node.js API for archive.is

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Install

npm install archive.is --save

Usage

var archive = require('archive.is');
 
// Get the last existing snapshot of https://www.kernel.org 
archive.timemap('https://www.kernel.org').then(function (timemap) {
  console.log(timemap.last);
  // { url: 'https://archive.is/20160109153444/https://www.kernel.org/', 
  //   date: Sat, 09 Jan 2016 15:34:44 GMT } 
});
 
// Take a new snapshot of https://www.kernel.org 
archive.save('https://www.kernel.org').then(function (result) {
  console.log(result.shortUrl); // https://archive.is/EJoGi 
});

API

timemap(url, [callback])

Get a list of all snapshots of a given page.

  • url {string} Page URL
  • callback {function} If omitted, a promise will be returned

Returned promise will be fulfilled with an object with the following keys:

  • original {string} Original page URL
  • timegate {string} Timegate URL
  • first {Memento} The oldest snapshot
  • last {Memento} The newest snapshot
  • mementos {Array.<Memento>} All snapshots sorted by date in ascending order

Example result:

{ original: 'https://www.kernel.org/',
  timegate: 'https://archive.is/timegate/https://www.kernel.org/',
  first:
   { url: 'https://archive.is/19980130085039/http://www.kernel.org/',
     date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 08:50:39 GMT },
  last:
   { url: 'https://archive.is/20160127210011/https://www.kernel.org/',
     date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:00:11 GMT } }
  mementos:
   [ { url: 'https://archive.is/19980130085039/http://www.kernel.org/',
       date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 08:50:39 GMT },
     { url: 'https://archive.is/19990429093120/http://www.kernel.org/',
       date:Thu, 29 Apr 1999 09:31:20 GMT },
     ...
     { url: 'https://archive.is/20160127180405/https://www.kernel.org/',
       date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:04:05 GMT },
     { url: 'https://archive.is/20160127210011/https://www.kernel.org/',
       date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:00:11 GMT } ]

save(url, [options], [callback])

Take a new snapshot of a page.

  • url {string} Page URL
  • options {Object}
  • options.anyway {boolean} Force snapshot taking, even if it already exists [false]
  • callback {function} If omitted, a promise will be returned

Returned promise will be fulfilled with an object with the following keys:

  • id {string} Snapshot ID
  • shortUrl {string} Short URL (https://archive.is/ + id)
  • alreadyExists {boolean} Shows if the returned snapshot was newly created (false) or not (true)

Note that anyway option cannot be used more than once in ~3–5 minutes for the same URL. So it is possible to get already existing snapshot, even after setting anyway to true.

Example result:

{ id: 'nUdVJ',
  shortUrl: 'https://archive.is/nUdVJ',
  alreadyExists: true }

### Memento object

  • url {string} Snapshot access URL
  • date {Date} Snapshot taking date

License

The archive.is package is released under the GPL-3.0 license. See the LICENSE for more information.