I would like to mirror an HTTP directory into a local folder with wget. I've tried a number of methods online which all seem to not be working. My test site is the Ubuntu repositories (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/project/) folder. I've tried them 5 times only to have to cancel wget because it tried to download the entire domain instead of the projects folder. When I finally got it to mirror the actual folder, it locally nested it in the site's parent folders but didn't download the contents of the parent folders themselves.
What I'm wanting using cp (not possible): cp http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/project/ ~/project/