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

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command-line tool for a single download of a torrent (like wget or curl)

I'm interested in a single command that would download the contents of a torrent (and perhaps participate as a seed following the download, until I stop it). Usually, there is a torrent-client daemon ...
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wget: force no default certificates

I'm having trouble with verification of custom server SSL certificates and wget. wget -O- --ca-certificate=myservercert.pem https://www.google.com This should fail but does not, as wget does ...
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Using date -1day with wget

I want to use wget with a cron to pull a file everyday however I want it to pull the previous days file from the remote server and the file is controlled by date variables in the URL as such: ...
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Short write on small file - 26 gigs free [closed]

This didn't answer the question "Short write" error message with wget I am attempting to wget a file from a locally hosted server to my SD card and I keep getting this Short write error. ...
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Using wget, how to download to a specific location, without creating folders, and always overwrite original files

How do I use wget to download files to a specific location, without creating directories, and overwrite the original every time. I've tried using the -r -P and nc options in combination but this ...
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How to download a lot of documents on the terminal from a server?

I have to write a bash script (.sh) with less than 300 characters which downloads all of the genomes 22 in this server ftp://ftp.ncbi.nih.gov/genomes/Homo_sapiens/ (the ones with fa.gz extention) and ...
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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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Download a file to a server?

After ssh to a server, I want to download two files in https://iain.cx/src/ktmux/#download to the server. So for the first file ktmux_helper, I right click to find its link on my local computer, and ...
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bash cannot find mvn command after install

I tried to install Maven on CentOS 7, but afterwards typing mvn -version in the terminal results in bash: mvn: command not found.... How can I fix this so that I can call maven from the CentOS 7 ...
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Why doesn't cp have a progress bar like wget?

Please note that I don't ask how. I already know options like pv and rsync -P. I want to ask why doesn't cp implement a progress bar, at least as a flag ?
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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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Why wget cannot download page as root?

This is odd, I try to download a html file using wget wget --user=xxx --password=yyy http://192.168.1.1/ When I execute it as myself, it works, when I execute it as root it fails with message: ...
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How do you rename files specifically in a list that wget will use?

I have a file with a list of links to some youtube videos. When I run the command: wget -i list Everything works just fine, however wget is automatically renaming the files to the gibberish at ...
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Problem with recursive download using wget

I am trying to learn how to use recursive download with wget from the wget info page. For example, let us try to download all the images of xkcd. A list of all the pages is present in the xkcd ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...