Wget

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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.

Documentation

https://www.gnu.org/software/wget/manual/

https://gnuwget.gitlab.io/wget2/reference/md_wget2.html

Selection from the FSF shop

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Leaders and contributors

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


Resources and communication

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


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 January 2019.



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