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 all .mp3 and .ogg from the wiki while preventing creation of a directory. However, when I run this in terminal I get:

bash: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/: No such file or directory

The problem is that I can't use for loops since the URLs are unique to each wiki page. For example:




Is it possible to download URLs in this structure?

EDIT: This is the message I get back using the answer.

--2016-02-10 16:21:26-- http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/ Resolving starwars.wikia.com (starwars.wikia.com)...,,, ... Connecting to starwars.wikia.com (starwars.wikia.com)||:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently Location: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page [following] --2016-02-10 16:21:26-- http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Reusing existing connection to starwars.wikia.com:80. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 569628 (556K) [text/html] Saving to: ‘index.html’

100%[========================>] 569,628 217KB/s in 2.6s

2016-02-10 16:21:29 (217 KB/s) - ‘index.html’ saved [569628/569628]

Removing index.html since it should be rejected.

FINISHED --2016-02-10 16:21:29-- Total wall clock time: 2.7s Downloaded: 1 files, 556K in 2.6s (217 KB/s)


gives me nothing, there are no files in the working directory.

1 Answer 1


I think you simply have the syntax slightly wrong. Try

wget -r -nd -A=mp3,ogg http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/
  • I suggest adding a delay. Besides netiquette, I bet a brute-force wget will kick-in anti DDos rules. Feb 10, 2016 at 18:28
  • Thanks! This command doesn't work though, I download index.htm and then it's automatically deleted. Please see output above of command.
    – user147855
    Feb 10, 2016 at 21:24
  • Yes, I got the 301 as well. But that's another ballpark and nothing to do with the original problem. Are you sure the base URL is starwars.wikia.com/wiki and is correct?
    – johnmuir
    Feb 10, 2016 at 23:14

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