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Linux.com: CLI Magic: Be Careful What You wget For

Dec 28, 2004, 07:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"What you see is what you wget, as the old saying goes. You can use GNU's wget package in a variety of ways to bring remote stuff to wherever it is that you are on the network. FTP stuff, sure. HTTP stuff, sure. Even do a little spider work if you're feeling arachnological. Your GUI may be a sticky mess, but that's not the same. Follow me, grasshopper, we're going to the CLI.

"With wget, not only can you step away from the GUI, you can step away from the CLI. It's perfectly happy running in non-interactive mode, meaning you can wget it and forget it. Need a vital download from a busy FTP server that's not letting you in at the moment? Wget it. Here's how..."

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