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Use wget to download files

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2001 @ 10:37:09 PM CST by David Yee [] [read 2708 times]

Tips: Linux/Unix world
Use "wget" to download just about any file on the console. For example to download a web page you can type:


The tool also works for anonymous ftp- e.g.


Now if you want to add a time out setting, there are two options- dns-timeout and connect-timeout. The former is the maximum # of seconds before wget stops trying to resolve url/address you are trying to download, whereas the latter is a total length of time "timer" of sorts that will abort whenever it exceeds time. An example:

wget --dns-timeout=8 --connect-timeout=10 -t2

BTW the "-t2" tells wget to retry in case of timeout/error, for a total of 2 times.

If you are trying to download a secure HTTPS page, use the --no-check-certificate option to avoid errors. For instance:

wget --no-check-certificate

Here is a video tutorial + examples of wget usage under Linux:

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