I want to download all *httpd* RPM file from remote CentOS mirror and I am trying he following command but it doesn't seem to work

[root@yum foo]# wget -r --no-parent -A "*httpd*" https://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/centos/7.5.1804/os/x86_64/Packages/

I see that it created a directory structure, but there are no files in the directories.

[root@yum foo]# ls

what I am doing wrong?


The web site you're trying to do this on has a robots.txt file that includes

User-Agent: *
Disallow: /

When in recursive mode, wget obeys this file, and so refuses to do recursive copies.

  • any solution here or any other tool like curl ? – Satish Dec 6 '18 at 3:02
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    Use a different mirror that doesn't have a robots.txt ? eg wget -r --no-parent -A "*httpd*" https://mirrors.xmission.com/centos/7.5.1804/os/x86_64/Packages/ works as expected – Stephen Harris Dec 6 '18 at 3:12

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