I am keen to know the difference between
wget. Both are used to get files and documents but what the key difference between them.
Why are there two different programs?
The main differences are:
You can see more details at the following link:
Actually, the major difference is that
In a few words:
Wget solely let's you download files from an
Curl in contrast to wget let's you build the request as you wish. This gives a lot of freedom to the user and makes an amazing debugging tool. Add to that the other key difference between the two; the plethora of protocols supported. Curl supports
As many say, you can download a file with curl. That however is only useful if you happen to want to downlaod a file from a server that uses a protocol that wget doesn't support.