The precarious state of classic software and hardware preservation

Tor Arntsen kspt.tor at
Mon Nov 22 09:34:30 CST 2021

On Sat, 20 Nov 2021 at 03:34, Steve Malikoff via cctalk
<cctalk at> wrote:

> Whenever some new vintage computing page appears I go to and submit the
> URL to them for the wayback machine. Often they've crawled it already, but not always
> so I think it does help.

When you submit a URL to archive org it only archives just that page,
it doesn't crawl it. So unless actually crawls that site
by itself you'll have to manually enter every single local link on
that page (and the links on the those pages again) in order to archive
it. I've submitted many URLs over the years, and when I re-visit the
for the most part haven't actually been crawled by at a
later point either. So those sites I care about (and some have now
disappeared from the net) I archive every link manually.  I wish there
was a way to at least hint to that it would be nice to
have it crawled.

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