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I am trying to learn wget better. However when I run my code it still downloads the forum section. Where am I going wrong?

    wget --recursive --no-clobber --page-requisites --html-extension --convert-links --limit-rate=50k --random-wait --exclude-domains http://domain.com/forums/ --no-parent http://domain.com/


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up vote 8 down vote accepted

http://domain.com/forums/ isn't a domain, it's a URL. --exclude-domains won't work with it.

Try --exclude-directories=/forums/.

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