Need Node-Red documentation in PDF format

#1

Hi all,
Heading for a week of R&R and have no access to internet or cellular networks.
Was wondering if the entire documentation on Node-Red was available in PDF format?
Failing that, any suggestion on what program to use to download the Doc site for off-line access?
Appreciated bigly.

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#2

No.

You might look at wget - it is a command line tool but it can grab an entire website and convert all the links to local ones.

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#3

You can clone the website repository to your local machine using git:

    git clone https://github.com/node-red/node-red.github.io.git

That will create a directory called node-red.github.io that contains all the source of the website.

That'll get you the docs in their raw markdown format - fairly readable plain text.

If you wanted to go above and beyond, you can install Jekyll and then...

cd node-red.github.io.git
jekyll serve

That will build the documentation and start a webserver at http://127.0.0.1:4000 - open that in a browser and you'll have the node-red website locally.

Word of warning - to install jekyll you'll need to have a working install of ruby and depending on your OS etc, that may just be one rabbit hole too many.

On that same principle though, you can also grab the cookbook:

 git clone https://github.com/node-red/cookbook.nodered.org.git
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#4

If you need a more readable format, rather than going down the Ruby/Jekyll rabbit hole, you can grab a copy of Typora instead which gives you a fairly well formatted WYSIWYG format. I sometimes use Typora to create new entries on my blog (which uses Hugo rather than Jekyll but otherwise uses a similar approach).

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