TIL Turn off the Wayback Machine Archive Method in archivebox

I ❤ī¸ ArchiveBox. It's an open source self-hosted Web archiving solution. I use it for managing my 🔖 bookmarks, a task that I care a lot about.

One thing I dislike about archivebox is that the Archive Method for archive.org is on by default. I maintain a few different archivebox setups for different purposes. For some of them, I don't want to add the sites to the Wayback Machine. (It's great but not for everything.)

The archivebox CLI makes this fairly easy with archivebox config --set SAVE_ARCHIVE_DOT_ORG=false.

archivebox config --set SAVE_ARCHIVE_DOT_ORG=false
[i] [2023-09-26 00:23:34] ArchiveBox v0.6.2: archivebox config --set SAVE_ARCHIVE_DOT_ORG=false
    > /Users/brie/box

SAVE_ARCHIVE_DOT_ORG=False
(v) ➜  box archivebox config --get SAVE_ARCHIVE_DOT_ORG
[i] [2023-09-26 00:23:40] ArchiveBox v0.6.2: archivebox config --get SAVE_ARCHIVE_DOT_ORG
    > /Users/brie/box

SAVE_ARCHIVE_DOT_ORG=False

ℹī¸ About this TIL snippet: Created 2023-09-25T20:31:58-04:00 · View the source