I am trying to download a site as you see bellow with curl or wget but either one seems to work. I tried different options like "curl -k" seemed promising, but did not work. Every one is allowed to visit the page, it works with Firefox. I also check this page for answers but did not find one, although I think it is a similar problem.


curl "https://cdburnerxp.se/en/development"

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Either it is a 403 page. You are not allowed. Or you can use a user agent such as this.

wget --header="User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_10_0) AppleWebKit/600.1.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/8.0 Safari/600.1.17" http://website.com

It will allow you to access some websites. If this doesn't work then your are probably not allowed to visit the link.

  • Everyone is allowed to visit, it works with Firefox. If I do code(curl -k "notepad-plus-plus.org/news/") it works fine
    – andrej
    Sep 30, 2014 at 6:23
  • Ok, did you try it with a user agent? Sep 30, 2014 at 6:24
  • Sorry, what is a user agent?
    – andrej
    Sep 30, 2014 at 6:27
  • It makes the the website think that you are on a browser. Sep 30, 2014 at 6:28
  • I just tried code(curl --user-agent "Mozilla/4.0" "cdburnerxp.se/en/development") but it does not work.
    – andrej
    Sep 30, 2014 at 6:31

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