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Wayback requires at least 512MB of memory, and some optional packages that can be installed below.

  • Chromium: Wayback uses a headless Chromium to capture web pages for archiving purposes.
  • Tor: Wayback can use Tor as a proxy to scrape web pages anonymously, and it can also serve as an onion service to allow users to access archived content via the Tor network.
  • youtube-dl or You-Get: Wayback can use either of these tools to download media for archiving purposes.
  • libwebp library: Wayback uses libwebp to convert WebP images to other formats when necessary.


The simplest, cross-platform way is to download from GitHub Releases and place the executable file in your PATH.

From source:

go install

From GitHub Releases:

curl -fsSL | sh

or via Bina:

curl -fsSL | sh

Using Snapcraft (on GNU/Linux)

sudo snap install wayback

Via APT:

curl -fsSL | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/packages.wabarc.gpg
echo "deb [arch=amd64,arm64,armhf signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/packages.wabarc.gpg] /" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wayback.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install wayback

Via RPM:

sudo rpm --import
sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/wayback.repo > /dev/null <<EOT
name=Wayback Archiver

sudo dnf install -y wayback

Via Homebrew:

brew tap wabarc/wayback
brew install wayback