Can someone please help me get Conifer Rhizome running locally?

Just found out it’s apparently possible to run locally. It says it here GitHub - Rhizome-Conifer/conifer: Collect and revisit web pages. I assume this means if there are any problems with the online server, which occasionally happens like right now, the offline local server will work?

I’m on Windows 10, and I am somewhat familiar with command line but I can’t figure out how to get it running locally. Can someone please explain what to do in simple layman’s terms for me? So far I have cloned and unzipped the repository but not sure what to do from here.

Well, since writing the initial post, I seemed to have got it running somewhat. But when I open http://localhost:8089/ it says The site can’t be reached, local host refused to connect. and when I look at the logs, I see this: / 37: exec: ulimit: not found

Again, I’m on Windows 10. Not sure what to do to fix the issue.

Hi, Conifer is supported by Rhizome. You can reach them at

If you are looking for a tool to record pages locally, we recommend the Desktop App downloads here or browser extension at, which provides similar functionality that can run on your desktop or directly in your browser.