I came across a need to take a cakePHP dynamically generated site and turn it into a collection of HTML files. After some trial and error I came across httrack which fit the need beautifully (thanks to this site for pointing me there.)
To install httrack run the following (for ubuntu-based distros)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/web sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install webhttrack httrack
Oncne httrack is installed simply launch it from the command line:
Follow the prompts and in no time you’ll have a folder with static HTML files for your entire website. Easy!