wget - command-line utility to download content non-interactively.

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Can't wget from github, sslv3 handshake error

We have a script that downloads mod security from github that has recently started failing. The servers run CentOS 6 but RHEL 6 probably has the same issue. The output is: # wget ...
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Using wget, What is the right command to get gzipped version instead of the actual html

I stumbled upon this website which talk about this. So when downloading whole website by getting the gzipped version, what is the right command? I've tested this command, but I dont know if wget ...
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What is the meaning of wget -O -

I am trying to install dropbox onto my Debian machine, and I saw the instruction cd ~ && wget -O - "some website leading to the download of a tar file" | tar xzf - But what I did was ...
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tar a result of wget

I want to wget a file and tar it, in one command, I guess it is simple but I can't get it done. I tried several things. wget <url> | tar -cvz file.gz.tar - tar -cvzf file.tar `wget ...
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why would curl and wget result in a 403 forbidden?

I try to download a file with wget and curl and it is rejected with a 403 error (forbidden). I can view the file using the web browser on the same machine. I try again with my browser's user agent, ...
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download multiple files from sourceforge

Is there any way to download / mirror a folder structure with many files from sourceforge using wget/curl/similar tool? I've seen some examples using rsync or scp but I think that works only for SF ...
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wget to get all the files in a directory only returns index.html

I'm new to using bash, and I have been trying to wget all the files from a website to the server I have been working on. However all I'm getting back is an index.html file. I let it run for 15 minutes ...
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How can I download a file from a FTP server, then automatically delete it from the server once the download completes?

From the command line, I want to download a file from a FTP server. Once the download completes, I want the file to be deleted on the server. Is there any way to do this? Originally I considered ...
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Wget, downloading outdated files

I am over writing a particular file (called "demo") on my server and wget-ting it. However, sometimes wget retrieves an outdated file, despite my checking on the net that the file has been updated. ...
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Combine xargs argument with some text

How can I use xargs to pass an argument through to wget, but also add some text to that argument?
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remove the bit per bit log of wget

I have a php script that generates bash commands to wget files. I am trying to log wget activity using this: --directory-prefix='xxx' --append-output='xxx.txt' -c -t0 -S" But the log is too big due ...
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Filter hyperlinks from web page and download all that match a certain pattern

I wanted to download all graphic files from our organisation's graphics repository web page. They are Illustrator (.ai) format and Corel Draw (.cdr) format. They are directly hyperlinked (i.e. <a ...
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linux curl POST request not working

I am trying to make a POST request using curl to retrieve exam results from the page : result odd .... I am using the following syntax but various errors are showing up (like content has moved ...
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Is there a way to disable wget from getting files from parent directories to given depth?

wget has such option as -np which disables getting files from any parent directory. I need something similar but a bit more flexible. Consider: www.foo.com/bar1/bar2/bar3/index.html I would like to ...
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Re-download Corrupted Part of ISO

I have download an ISO file from one of the public FTP server. It took a lot of time to download the file because of my Internet Connection Issues. I used the wget command to download the ISO in ...
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Why doesn't wget -r get all FTP subdirectories?

When I did the command : wget -r ftp://user:paswword@ftp.xxxx.ovh.net/ It's missing any sub-sub-directories. Does recursive FTP have a limit?
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CURL won't connect to self

I'm having a weird issue where CURL cannot connect to its own server. For example if I'm on server example.com wget https://example.com/ <--- WORKS FIND curl https://example.com gets error: 35 ...
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how to remove accidentally created '~' and '..'

I'm using wget to download some webpages and I used the -P option without knowing that it wouldn't expend .. or ~. So I found I've created them after running the program. Now the problem is, how do I ...
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How to download files with wget where the page makes you wait for download?

I am trying to download a file from sourceforge using wget, but as we all know we have to click on the download button and then wait for it to auto download. how do you download this type of file ...
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Download Forum Attachments

Is there a way to download forum jpeg image attachments, possibly using Wget or Curl or some other tool? I would like to download jpeg attachments from specific pages on forums. I'm not interested in ...
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Downloading images from csv file to a folder based on its id

I have a csv-file that looks like this (short example, there are actually about 20 images per id). ...
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wget not working but apt-get does

Although this question relates to Raspbian running on my Raspberry Pi, it feels like it is a more general Linux query.... The Pi is sat on a network which includes a Microsoft TMG server. I have ...
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wget -k doesn't convert all links

I am trying to mirror a complete website to another domain. I am trying to use wget -mk http://example.com However the -k option leaves some URLs original while other are converted such as: ...
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How do I securely download files in shell scripting?

I am writing some shell scripts to automatically download software packages off my server and set them up on customer servers. At some point within the script, the download command is wget ...
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How to keep directory structure with aria2?

I need to download files simultaneously- wget doesn't support that so I want to try aria2. But I don't see an option in aria2 to keep directory structure. Or maybe I should try another program?
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How to use wget to download certain files from a certain directory when the directory itself does not have an index.html?

There are a number of questions similar to this on StackExchange but none address this issue. More specifically I want to download all the pdf files in the 2007 directory at ...
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What is the difference between curl and wget?

I am keen to know the difference between curl and wget. Both are used to get files and documents but what the key difference between them. Why are there two different programs?
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wget and preventing files from downloading on a recursive wget

I can use a command like wget -m -A.jpg http://www.mysite.tld/ but that will download every single file, then if it is not a jpg, it will delete the file, like this: `HTTP request sent, awaiting ...
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Wget - Download pics with particular url string

Is there a Wget command that will allow me to download all jpegs that include the following url: http://www.sample.com/images/imag/ So all jpegs under that particular url will be downloaded, such as ...
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Multiple user credentials in wget

Using wget, is it possible to supply more than one user/password pair when mirroring a website that has multiple password-protected areas with different credentials? I would like to mirror an entire ...
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Wget: convert-links and avoid redownloading already fetched files?

I am downloading data spread among multiple files that don't change once published. Therefore --timestamping is not good enough, because it is constantly checking whatever resource is changed, which ...
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wget --exclude-directories not working for all

I am making a script for downloading a single file from a website. So I am trying to exclude the remaining directories. Here is it: #!/bin/bash grep -O '<a href=".*>'*html wget \ ...
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How to run Firefox in script-mode [duplicate]

I have a small problem. I want to save web pages using Firefoxs "SAVE" button and then click the "Next" button to the next page and save it. In total I need to store 1000 pages. Apparently I can't ...
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A small script about wget

I want to download an image file called mch_aktuell_gross_20141229_79514688.gif (basically a forecast gif) from www.meteoradar.ch Here is my script: #!/bin/bash wget \ --recursive \ ...
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Pipe files downloaded with wget into a function

I'm downloading a bunch of images with wget and I want to rm the files if they are empty with a function to which I can pass the file. My question is how do I pipe the images to a function like this: ...
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Resume mirroring via wget

I want to mirror all files for example KDEs to local directory. I used $ wget -m -P ./kde http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/current/4.12.1/x86_64/kde/ But after a while it broke. To continue I ...
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Multiple wget calls in a single session?

I have the following code to retrieve a page from a website that needs authentication (it uses Sungard Higher Education authentication): wget --delete-after --save-cookies cookies.txt ...
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wget recursion problems

Is there any way to get wget to recursively download from one starting URL (including every prerequisites) and include other paths for which the same will be done? To make this clearer: The file ...
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Excluding some php-pages but not others with wget?

I want to use wget to recursively download a website. The site contains articles served by a php-script, eg. www.example.com/article.php?id=1021&ch=5 - these are what I want, all separate article ...
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wget 403 forbidden error on AWS

I'm not the most talented developer out there, and the question I'm asking may be basic, but I need some help:) I used wget to get source content from Seeking Alpha on my AWS server, and have been ...
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How to use wget to download from hosting sites?

wget is a very useful tool to download stuff on the internet quickly, but can I use it to download from hosting sites, like FreakShare, IFile.it Depositfiles, Uploaded, Rapidshare? If so, how can I do ...
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wget resume download from dropbox gives can't write error

I want to resume download from dropbox using wget. I was downloading a file wget -O SQLyog.exe "https://www.dropbox.com/s/dfv2z0le0c2bo7z/SQLyog-9.3.3-0Trial.exe?dl=1" .......... Length: 15775640 ...
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How to implement retry mechanism while executing the server url in the shell script?

I am working on a project in which I need to make a url call to one of my server from the bash shell script.. http://hostname.domain.com:8080/beat After hitting the above url, I will be getting the ...
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Obtaining md5 during wget

I'm wget'ing huge files (over 100GB) and then comparing my md5sum to the sum posted in the repository. Believe it or not, md5sum takes a nontrivial amount of time to run on a file of this size, so ...
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How do I use wget with a list of URLs and their corresponding output files?

Suppose list_of_urls looks like this: http://www.url1.com/some.txt http://www.url2.com/video.mp4 I know how to use that with: wget -i list_of_urls But, what if my list_of_urls has this, and they ...
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What options does wget --report-speed take?

When I do this command: wget --report-speed=type they only type it accepts is bits. It won't have numbers, kilobits / kilobytes or bytes. The help page (wget --help) says: --report-speed=TYPE ...
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Bash Script - Wget Graphical Download Progress

I'm trying to port this code from wget + zenity to wget + kdialog. The code with zenity: #!/bin/bash # Start wget | zenity # Note the & at the end of the pipe, this allows the script to continue ...
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“wget --restrict-file-names=windows” seems to fail converting links for NTFS

I've downloaded a website from the net using the wget command-line tool with --restrict-file-names=windows so that once the download is complete I could copy the downloaded files to a mounted Windows ...
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Configure wget to ignore a specified domain, or treat it differently?

I'm using wget to mirror an old website with all of its --page-requisites. Unfortunately, one of the domains which used to serve some of these requisites - is now offline. Every time wget tries to get ...
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How do I put a time stamp with: wget --output-file=[FILENAME] [URL]

So I've been trying to put a timestamp on some images I'm downloading from a webcam, but so far it's been saving the images with the names camera3_date' here's my line that I enter: wget ...