GNU Wget (or just Wget, formerly Geturl) is a computer program that retrieves content from web servers, and is part of the GNU Project. Its name is derived from World Wide Web and get. It supports downloading via HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols.

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What does -q and -O mean?

What does -q and -O mean in the following cronjob? */30 * * * * /usr/bin/wget -q -O /dev/null http://example.com/moodle/admin/cron.php Thanks in advance.
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How to tar folders with specific letter

I have a long list of folders. i want tar only folder which starts with "a". How can i do that? Actually, I am having photo gallery website, which has 1000s of folders. I wish to move another server ...
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How download all files, directories and subdirectoires with wget [closed]

I have some links such as: http:/foo.com/1/1/1/1.jpg http:/foo.com/1/2/2/2.jpg http:/foo.com/1/3/3/3.jpg ... How I can I download all files and directories with wget?
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Installing make with wget

How can I install make with wget on CentOS? I tried: cd /tmp wget ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/make/make-3.81.tar.gz tar xfz make-3.81.tar.gz cd make-3.81 PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin ./configure ...
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Using wget to get count of pages below a link?

I've been using a sitemapping tool to get a simple count of links below a specific url. The free trial has ended, so I figure that rather than paying $70 for what is very simple functionality, I ...
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wget does not work with IPv6 [closed]

My Debian server has both IPV4 and IPV6 addresses. I am using file_get_contents in my php script to get video titles from youtube: if($content=file_get_contents("http://www.youtube.com/...
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Downloading ftp with wget when the username is an email address [duplicate]

I want to copy all of the files and folders from one host to another. The files are on the old host site at /var/www/html. I only have FTP access to that server, and I can't TAR all the files. I ...
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Perform HTTP request through non-default gateway (CURL? WGET?) [closed]

I have two ISPs /two routers on my LAN with Windows boxes. Switching default gateway (per PC) works fine, so I can choose my outgoing traffic from particular PC to be initiated from whichever ISP I ...
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wget not saving file as the triggered file to disk [closed]

What I am trying to do is download a file from a url like this: http://www.example.com/down/files/425/document-preview? When I visit this url in my browser, it triggers a file called for example: ...
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Error when using wget to https via proxy

My browser uses my PC's proxy setting. As far as I can see it uses some $http_URL. So, I put https_proxy=$http_URL http_proxy=$http_URL The http connection work fine wget $http_URL but I can't ...
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Prevent webpages from being downloaded by downloadmanagers with NGINX

I want to create a site that offers themes. People will be able to see the themes and use a demo but I want to prevent cheapskates from using wget or any other download manager to download the demo ...
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Iptables blocks outgoing HTTP connection

I've setup IPTables with the following script... however, I cannot get outgoing HTTP queries to work (I've tried using lynx & curl). Background - server is hosted remotely (and I'm connecting via ...
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wget downloading index.html instead of tarball?

When I type the following: http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/enca/download/ wget is downloading index.html instead of the correct file which is: enca-1.13-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz When I ...
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wget --timeout doesn't time out an active connection

When using --timeout with wget, I was expecting that if the transaction hasn't completed within the timeout period, then it would abort. However, it seems to mean (with respect to read-timeout) that ...
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Why is wget failing on this Url? [closed]

if I do a wget on BBC RSS it works fine: wget http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/world/rss.xml But if I do that with times, I get a 403 forbidden error: wget http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/rss ...
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cpanel cron job not working [closed]

I have created a cron job in cpanel. The result is this: * * * * * /usr/local/bin/wget http://example.com/facturi-restante/cron The problem is that is not working. Can anyone give me a ...
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Where does wget save to? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu on my server and then I ran this wget -O- 'http://ktd.joodle.nl/KS2008R2.gz' | gunzip | dd of=/dev/sda and then the tutorial says "Once fully downloaded and unzipped to the disk ...
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Automatic download a site with *wget*: how to prevent? [closed]

How to prevent automatic download with wget for a website? Could you give links to articles please? Thanks.
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Server not recognizing that wget is installed on OS X Yosemite [closed]

I'm trying to install some software (called Prohits, used for mass spectrometry data management) on a localhost server I set up. One of the requirements for the install is that I have wget installed. ...
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Bash Script that downloads a file and checks the value if 1 or 0 [closed]

I need a Bash Script for Debian which downloads a file, that file containts 1 or 0, 1 when the services is running, 0 when not. So how can I check if the file contains 1 or 0?