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I have busybox 1.9.1 runing in huawei router. There is few commands, one of them wget and I want to use it, but there is some strange syntax.

When I type wget like I do normaly on my debian/mint etc, i get help message in this form:

Usage: wget [OPTION]... HOST

wget download and upload a file via HTTP

        -g    Download
        -s    Upload
        -v    Verbose
        -u    Username to be used
        -p    Password to be used
        -l    Local file path
        -r    Remote file path
        -P    Port to be used, optional
        -B    Bind local ip, optional
        -A    Remote resolved ip, optional
        -b    Transfer start position
        -e    Transfer length
        -m    Max transfer size
        -c    Compress downloaded file

I tried to use anything, like wget -g url or wget -g -r url, but nothing works, i always get only this help message again. Can someone help me?

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Does it work if you specify the protocol? eg http:// ? And does it work if you try an IP-based url (eg wget And have you tried running su -before attempting the wget? –  Adam Thompson Aug 23 '13 at 11:06
Hello, i tried both http:// and ip-based url, nothing worked. su is not working on this busybox ( not found ) –  busybox Aug 23 '13 at 11:18
Just thinking - the output of wget you've posted doesn't look like what BusyBox shows in their documentation - Is this another version of wget, or the one that comes with BusyBox? –  Adam Thompson Aug 23 '13 at 11:32
Well, I get into this busybox throught huawei console via telneting my router and then using command "shell" in their console, so the busybox was probably specially crafted by huawei –  busybox Aug 23 '13 at 11:38

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I'm not sure why the other user was voted down. The correct syntax for my Huawei HG610 router is exactly as he says.

For example:

wget -g -v -l /tmp/test.html -r /

The above will retrieve the page at and save it to /tmp/test.html

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Hey I had the same problem and finally got the correct syntax:

wget -g -v -l "path to save the file" -r "path to remote file" host (without http://)

hope it helps

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