wget - command-line utility to download content non-interactively(can be called from scripts, cron jobs , terminals without the X-Windows support, etc.)

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How to fix file name encoding

I scrapped a site with wget. That site is in German and some of that pages had Ü,ü,Ö,ö,Ä,ä,ß in the URL. Now some files have a very weird name. For example one file is called ...
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using wget to download all audio files (over 100,000 pages on wikia)

I am trying to download all audio files in Wookiepedia, the Star Wars wiki. My first thought is something like this wget -r -A -nd .mp3 .ogg http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/ This should download ...
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downloading images from webpage with different links

I am trying to download all the images from a webpage. The images are included as follows: <img src="https://alwaysSamePart.com/SomeRandomLinkThatVaries.jpg"> How should I parametrize my wget ...
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Why can't wget download a file? [closed]

Why can't wget download the following file? Any way to solve the problem? $ wget https://www.svce.ac.in/departments/cse/NOTES/CS23041.pdf --2016-02-04 23:01:22-- ...
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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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wget from Source Forge

I know this has been asked here: How do I download from SourceForge with wget? But I can't get it to work with my specific tool. Can anyone help me download from this sourceforge link: ...
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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: Follow custom URL attributes

wget is a great tool to make a quick snapshot of a small site. As far as I know (I really hope I just couldn't find it in wget --help), wget can follow well-known HTML URL attributes only, like <a ...
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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. I want to download all the pdf files in the 2007 directory at ...
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How to get text of a page using wget without html?

If I try wget on a webpage, I am getting the page as html. Is it possible to retrieve only text of a file without associated html ? (This is required for me since some of the HTML pages contains c ...
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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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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 this script [closed]

#!\bin\bash for i in `seq 1 1000`; do wget -q -O quotes http://www.quotedb.com/quote/quote.php?action=random_quote; cat quotes>>final.txt; done I got this script from one website but I don't ...
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wget changes downloaded file size

I'm using wget to download Excel file with xlsx extension. The thing is that when I want to deal with the file using openpyxl, I get the following error: "BadZipfile: File is not a zip file" But when ...
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How do I download from SourceForge with wget?

This question explains how to do it with curl. The accepted answer also points out that If wget is available, that would be far simpler. I looked through mam wget but the got lost in there, and ...
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Linux server able to wget but not able to ping

A proxy server was added using export http://link:port/. I try to ping google.com and there is no response, the DNS is able to resolve an IP. wget of google.com works. routes: Destination ...
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How to monitor WGET download progress after closing SSH session

I have started downloading my ISO's etc directly to my fileserver using wget. After I close the ssh session, how can I check back on the download process? Scenario: I start the download, then shut ...
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Tools for parsing automatically-generated HTTP indexes?

Web servers commonly generate directory indexes listing the files within a directory and additional metadata. There is variation in the content and formatting of these pages, but generally have a ...
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Problem using wget to create static archive of website

I have been using the wget command to create static archives of a number of websites that I no longer want to keep updating. This command has worked well for a number of sites: wget --recursive ...
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Format of cookies when using wget?

What's the Netscape format of wget's cookies.txt? I need to mirror a website that requires login. I use a Chrome extension that returns cookies in that format, I save them in cookies.txt, import with ...
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Why wget is not willing to download recursively?

The command $ wget -r http://www.comp.brad.ac.uk/research/GIP/tutorials/index.html only downloads index.html and robots.txt for me, even though there are links in it to further pages in the same ...
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wget for recursive download of dxf files

There is a web server with many dxf type files which can only be downloaded one at a time. I thought it should be a good idea to use wget to download all of those files at the same time. ...
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How to tell wget to download files with url encoded names?

I'm trying to download an entire website using wget and this is the command I use: wget --recursive --no-clobber --page-requisites --convert-links --domains example.com --no-parent ...
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Letting HTML file act as URL with wget

If you want to get straight to the question, please skip all the way down to the bolded and italicized question past the code. Intro: I am experiencing problems with wget and html files. I am using ...
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How to extract all links from a given url in a decent time

I'm trying to extract the links from a specified url and redirect them to a file. At first I tried using --spider , this is my code: wget --spider --force-html -m http://file/path 2>&1 | grep ...
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wget failing with 404 File not found

I have two instances of jboss running on the same server with two different ports. ( 8280 & 10580). I am facing issue while downloading a file using wget on Port 10580 , but the file is getting ...
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How to get all files of a certain type from a virtual web path?

I try to use wget to download certain files from a website. But probably the virtual locations of the files do not represent their actual location. For example, if the link to the file is ...
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Does curl have a --no-check-certificate option like wget?

I am trying to make a curl request to one of our local development servers running a dev site with a self-signed SSL cert. I am using curl from the command line. I saw some blog posts mentioning that ...
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What is a flag to download hidden files by wget?

I downloaded a large directory (with subdirectories) from http by wget but hidden files (.filename) were left out. How can I download it? EDITED for @dhag I used command: wget --mirror --no-parent ...
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Using a list to exclude results from wget command download

Say I have a file called download.txt. In this list is the following: File1.file File2.file File3.file Is there a way to use wget command to use that list to download all files from a directory ...
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URL dependency in make

I need a dependency in a Makefile that fires if a URL has been updated since the file that depends on it. The situation is a bit complicated: URL 1 points to a download page. I want the rule to be ...
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Calling wget from make based on a pattern

I'm using make to grab a set of files that are updated daily on a Web site. What I'd like to do is place the files into a folder named with the date, and then use make to do other processing on the ...
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How to download all files linked on a website using wget

i use the following command to get a pdfs from a website wget --no-directories --content-disposition --restrict-file-names=nocontrol -e robots=off -A.pdf -r \ url However, this only downloads ...
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download pdf files with wget [closed]

I want to download the pdf file in this link, but wget 'http://journals.aps.org/prl/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.250402' will not help. What should I do? Edit: Sorry for the curt post. Some ...
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How to download an RPM package and install it in one line?

I was wondering whether using wget it was possible to download an RPM and then pipe it through sudo rpm -i to install it, in a single line? I realize I could just run: wget -c <URL> sudo rpm -i ...
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Download using wget to a different directory than current directory

I need to use wget to download a file to the directory /var/cache/foobar/ (so, as an example, if I download stackexchange-site-list.txt, it'd be downloaded to ...
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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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wget -P -O together does not work?

i did try command: #!/bin/bash folder_tmp=~/name-x-tmp/ #this is worked echo -n "url: " && read -e url #this is worked wget -P $folder_tmp -O 1.txt $url #this is not worked!! exit 1 ...
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Static compilation of wget

I downloaded the source code of wget and tried a static compilation. These are the steps that I followed : ./configure LDFLAGS=-static At the end the output shown is as follows : Version: ...
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Download arbitrary number of files using wget from a self-redirecting directory

I need to download a very large number of pdf files (would be tedious if not impossible to collect and collate all the links) from my university website using wget, with links like this: ...
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Wget list of files with predictable URL patterns programmatically?

There are similar questions like this one, but nothing exactly the same. Using the new Apple TV screensaver JSON resource as an example, with predictable URLs, (only the numbers after the b and the - ...
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Download only specific directories from FTP site using wget

I have read the manual page for wget and search Google for an answer, but haven't been able to get it. How would I use wget to download only folders that contain a specific term in their names from ...
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What is the “2001 article” for blocking “automated retrieval programs” referred to by the wget man page?

The wget man page states this, under the section for the --random-wait parameter: Some web sites may perform log analysis to identify retrieval programs such as Wget by looking for ...
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How to download files without full URL?

I was always wondering how to download the files through the Linux shell (I have wget, curl) that do not have a full URL of the file to be downloaded, but the full URL is passed e.g. to the browser ...
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How do I download all files listed in an array?

I want to download all files in this GitHub directory to /usr/share/enlightenment/data/config. I have this script: L=('e.cfg' 'e_randr.cfg' 'exehist.cfg' 'module.battery.cfg' 'module.clock.cfg' ...
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allpackages.txt.gz has two different file-sizes?

I saw http://linux.koolsolutions.com/2008/12/19/counting-number-of-packages-under-debian-linux/ and I wanted to count the number of packages in testing. I tried as shared therein :- ...
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How to download all images from a forum thread with wget

For example in a thread that is 30 pages long and the url ends in page=XX is there a way to make a loop that would increment the page each time and download the images only
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Wget - Retrieving Recursive URLs from list of URLs

I have a list of urls in a txt file. Each of these urls point to a page with another list of urls. What WGET command can I use to retrieve the urls from the pages that have been linked from the the ...
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How to make wget save the web page contents to a file?

I'm trying to use wget to save the text of a web page. I run: wget "http://www.finance.yahoo.com/q/op?s=GOOG" > goog.txt to try and save the web page to goog.txt, but instead wget tells me: ...
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How do I pipe the files downloaded with wget through tar?

I would like to pipe tarballs (.tar.gz files in this case) I download with GNU Wget (wget) through tar -xzf (to decompress them, if this is unclear) but I don't know how. I have tried: wget -q -O- ...