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|Name=Wget
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|Name=GNU Wget
|Short description=Retrieves files from the Web
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|Short description=Retrieves files from the Web.
|Full description=Wget is a network utility to retrieve files from the Web using http and ftp, the two most widely used Internet protocols. It works non-interactively, so it will work in the background, after having logged off. The program supports recursive retrieval of web-authoring pages as well as ftp sites-- you can use wget to make mirrors of archives and home pages or to travel the Web like a WWW robot. Wget works particularly well with slow or unstable connections by continuing to retrieve a document until the document is fully downloaded. Re-getting files from where it left off works on servers (both http and ftp) that support it. Both http and ftp retrievals can be time stamped, so wget can see if the remote file has changed since the last retrieval and automatically retrieve the new version if it has. Wget supports proxy servers; this can lighten the network load, speed up retrieval, and provide access behind firewalls.
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|Full description='''Wget''' is a utility for non-interactive download of files from the Web.  It supports HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols, as well as retrieval through HTTP proxies.
|Homepage URL=http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/
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|Is GNU=Yes
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It can follow links in HTML pages and create local versions of remote web sites, fully recreating the directory structure of the original site.  This is sometimes referred to as "recursive downloading." While doing that, Wget respects the Robot Exclusion Standard (''/robots.txt''). Wget can be instructed to convert the links in downloaded HTML files to the local files for offline viewing.
|GNU package identifier=wget
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|User level=intermediate
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Recursive downloading also works with FTP, where Wget can retrieves a hierarchy of directories and files.
|Computer languages=C
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|Documentation note=User reference manual available in HTML, Info, ASCII, TeX dvi, PostScript, and Texinfo formats from http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/manual/
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With both HTTP and FTP, Wget can check whether a remote file has changed on the server since the previous run, and only download the newer files.
|Related projects=Checkurls,cURL,fget,Ftpcopy,Kernin,KMAGO,Larbin,MH-E,Sirobot,Sitecopy,Wget4web,Wget_Script_generator,wmget,Gwget
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Wget has been designed for robustness over slow or unstable network connections; if a download fails due to a network problem, it will keep retrying until the whole file has been retrieved. If the server supports ''re-getting'', it will instruct the server to continue the download from where it left off.
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Wget supports proxy servers; this can lighten the network load, speed up retrieval, and provide access behind firewalls.
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|Homepage URL=https://www.gnu.org/software/wget/
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|Is High Priority Project=No
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|VCS checkout command=git clone git://git.sv.gnu.org/wget.git
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|Documentation note=https://www.gnu.org/software/wget/manual/
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https://gnuwget.gitlab.io/wget2/reference/md_wget2.html
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'''Selection from the [https://shop.fsf.org/ FSF shop]'''
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[https://shop.fsf.org/books/free-freedom-20-richard-stallman Free as in Freedom 2.0, by Richard Stallman]
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[https://shop.fsf.org/books-docs/introduction-command-line Introduction to the Command Line]
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----
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'''[https://www.gnu.org/help/help.html Helping the GNU Project and the Free Software Movement]'''
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If you have corrections to this entry or questions about it, please contact: mailto:maintainers@gnu.org
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|Decommissioned or Obsolete=No
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|Donate=https://my.fsf.org/donate/
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|IRC general=irc://irc.freenode.net/#wget
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|Related projects=gnustandards,Checkurls,cURL,fget,Ftpcopy,Kernin,KMAGO,Larbin,MH-E,Sirobot,Sitecopy,Wget4web,Wget_Script_generator,wmget,Gwget
 
|Keywords=FTP,Internet,download,wget,file management,WWW,mirror
 
|Keywords=FTP,Internet,download,wget,file management,WWW,mirror
|Version identifier=1.12
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|Version identifier=1.20.1
|Version date=2009/09/22
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|Version date=2018/12/26
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/wget-1.12.tar.bz2
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|Version download=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/wget-1.20.1.tar.lz
|Last review by=Matt Lee
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|Last review by=Bendikker
|Last review date=2012/03/16
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|Last review date=2019/01/19
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
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|Submitted date=2011/04/01
|License verified date=2009-09-24
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|User level=intermediate
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|Component programs=libwget
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|Paid support=https://www.fsf.org/resources/service/
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|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=No
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|OpenPGP signature=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/wget-1.20.1.tar.lz.sig
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|Test entry=No
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|Is GNU=Yes
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|GNU package identifier=wget
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|Decommissioned/Obsolete=No
 
}}
 
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{{Project license
 
{{Project license
|License=GPLv2orlater with exception
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|License=GPLv3orlater
|License verified by=Kelly Hopkins
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|License verified by=Bendikker
|License verified date=2009-09-24
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|License verified date=2018/05/02
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Project license
 
{{Project license
|License=GPLv3orlater with exception
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|License=LGPLv3orlater
|License verified by=Kelly Hopkins
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|License verified by=Bendikker
|License verified date=2009-09-24
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|License verified date=2018/05/02
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}}
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{{Person
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|Real name=Giuseppe Scrivano
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|Role=maintainer
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|Email=gscrivan@redhat.com
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}}
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{{Person
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|Real name=Darshit Shah
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|Role=maintainer
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|Email=arnir@gnu.org
 
}}
 
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{{Person
 
{{Person
|Real name=Micah Cowan
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|Real name=Tim Rühsen
|Role=Maintainer
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|Role=maintainer
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|Email=tim.ruehsen@gmx.de
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}}
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{{Person
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|Real name=Ander Juaristi
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|Role=contributor
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|Email=ajuaristi@gmx.es
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Debian (Ref) (R)
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|Resource URL=https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/wget2
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Debian (Ref)
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|Resource URL=https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/wget
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Savannah (Ref)
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|Resource URL=https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/wget/
 
}}
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Developer
 
 
|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
 
|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
|Resource URL=http://hg.addictivecode.org/
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|Resource URL=https://gitlab.com/gnuwget/wget2/
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{{Resource
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|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
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|Resource URL=https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/wget.git/
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{{Resource
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|Resource kind=Mailing List
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-wget/
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{{Resource
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|Resource kind=Mailing List
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/wget-dev/
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{{Resource
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|Resource kind=Mailing List
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource kind=Download
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|Resource URL=https://ftp.gnu.org/old-gnu/wget/
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource kind=Download
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|Resource URL=https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/wget/
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{{Resource
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|Resource kind=Download
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|Resource URL=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource kind=General
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|Resource URL=https://translationproject.org/domain/wget.html
 
}}
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Bug Tracking,Developer,Help,Support
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|Resource kind=General
|Resource kind=E-mail
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|Resource URL=https://savannah.gnu.org/people/
|Resource URL=mailto:bug-wget@gnu.org
 
 
}}
 
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{{Software category
 
{{Software category
 
|Interface=command-line
 
|Interface=command-line
 
|Internet-application=tool
 
|Internet-application=tool
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|Programming-language=C
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|Runs-on=BSD, GNU/Linux, GNU/Hurd
 
|Use=internet-application
 
|Use=internet-application
 
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Latest revision as of 05:41, 20 January 2019


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GNU Wget

https://www.gnu.org/software/wget/
Retrieves files from the Web.

Wget is a utility for non-interactive download of files from the Web. It supports HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols, as well as retrieval through HTTP proxies.

It can follow links in HTML pages and create local versions of remote web sites, fully recreating the directory structure of the original site. This is sometimes referred to as "recursive downloading." While doing that, Wget respects the Robot Exclusion Standard (/robots.txt). Wget can be instructed to convert the links in downloaded HTML files to the local files for offline viewing.

Recursive downloading also works with FTP, where Wget can retrieves a hierarchy of directories and files.

With both HTTP and FTP, Wget can check whether a remote file has changed on the server since the previous run, and only download the newer files.

Wget has been designed for robustness over slow or unstable network connections; if a download fails due to a network problem, it will keep retrying until the whole file has been retrieved. If the server supports re-getting, it will instruct the server to continue the download from where it left off.

Wget supports proxy servers; this can lighten the network load, speed up retrieval, and provide access behind firewalls.





Licensing

License

Verified by

Verified on

Notes

Verified by

Bendikker

Verified on

2 May 2018

Verified by

Bendikker

Verified on

2 May 2018




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Tim Rühsen maintainer
Giuseppe Scrivano maintainer
Ander Juaristi contributor
Darshit Shah maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Generalhttps://savannah.gnu.org/people/
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/wget
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/wget/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/wget-dev/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
Downloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/old-gnu/wget/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://gitlab.com/gnuwget/wget2/
Downloadhttps://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/wget/
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/wget2
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-wget/
Generalhttps://translationproject.org/domain/wget.html
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/wget.git/
Downloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/


Software prerequisites




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