From the webpage:

April 2013 – Starting version 4.0, Crawl-Anywhere becomes an open-source project. Current version is 4.0.0-alpha

Stable version 3.x is still available at


Crawl Anywhere is mainly a web crawler. However, Crawl-Anywhere includes all components in order to build a vertical search engine.

Crawl Anywhere includes :

Project home page :

A web crawler is a program that discovers and read all HTML pages or documents (HTML, PDF, Office, …) on a web site in order for example to index these data and build a search engine (like google). Wikipedia provides a great description of what is a Web crawler :

If you are gathering “very valuable intel” as in Snow Crash, a search engine will help.

Not do the heavy lifting but help.

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