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How to download a file from a location in internet to RHEL5 server running at runlevel 3 (without GUI)?

Like, can we use sftp to directly download files from a website?

Or, do we have any commands for downloading a file from an address like https://sitename.com/location to RHEL5 server?

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while using wget I get teh following error. wget username:password@sitename.com/location Resolving sitename.com/location... xx.xxx.xx.xx Connecting to sitename.com/location|xx.xxx.xx.xx|:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden 03:20:51 ERROR 403: Forbidden. (Note that a uname and pword is required for login and I gave it in the command line) –  A.A Philip Oct 29 '09 at 7:32

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I would suggest using wget. In a shell on the server (possibly via SSH) execute:

wget https://sitename.com/location

wget should be installed by default, if not, you can install it with:

yum install wget
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httpS is http over SSL, nothing to do with SSH –  AlberT Oct 28 '09 at 15:41
@AlberT: What's your point? –  womble Oct 28 '09 at 15:47
@AlberT, I understand that https has nothing to do with SSH. But if this is a server without a GUI, it's possible that it doesn't have a terminal at all, in which case to execute commands you need to SSH in. The poster didn't make it clear how he is accessing the server. –  Josh Oct 28 '09 at 15:55

wget, curl, ncftp, elinks, and lynx will all accomplish what you want to do.

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wget is probably the easiest:

$ wget http://your.url.here/
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wget was already mentioned, so another way is to actually browse to the website using one of the text mode browsers - links or lynx

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