I'm trying to download a zipball of a git repo:
This works fine in a web browser but on unix the file gets a weird name...how do I do this?
When you say weird name, what do you mean?
This should however just be a ZIP-file. It just doesn't have the extension.
You can check this with the following command:
You can unzip it with this command:
You also get a 'weird name' in your web browser, the server is redirecting you from
to somewhere on nodeload.github.com, are you saying that wget isnt following these redirects? Can you paste the output, and show the results of wget, with an ls -l.
If you want to make sure that the downloaded file has another name, use the
Try the following command: