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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Why wget doesn't verify SSL certificates?

I have a problem with my Fedora 8 installation. It looks that wget doesn't know how to verify SSL certificates any more. It's strange because I have another Fedora 8 box which I believe has the same ...
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How can I use wget to get files recursively if the username contains an @?

Firstly my main goal is to try and get FTP files recursively in Centos. However the actual FTP login contains an @ which ruins the syntax. Is there some way to place the username in "double quotes" ...
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how to download the ssl certificate from a website?

I want to download the ssl certificate from, say https://www.google.com, using wget or any other commands. Any unix command line? wget or openssl?
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Multithreaded downloading with shell script

Let's say I have a file with lots of URLs and I want to download them in parallel using arbitrary number of processes. How can I do it with bash?
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How can I get a static download link for a Microsoft MSDN Subscriber Download?

I need to be able to download MSDN ISO files directly from power shell, and therefore I am wondering how can I do this? I can view the downloads site at ...
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Why is only one wget command working in my crontab?

I wish to fetch content from a PHP script on my server two times a day, altering a query variable lang to set what language we want, and save this content in two language specific files. This is my ...
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WGET can't resolve host

I've got 2 machines on the same sub-net running Debian 5.0. They use the same DNS (/etc/resolv.conf), they route to the same gateway (#route) and they have the same iptables settings (#iptables -L). ...
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Downloading php files from python simple http server

I started python -m SimpleHTTPServer on one computer on lan and used wget to download php files from it to another. As far as i see, they seem to be downloaded correctly - i got php sources instead of ...
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Escape a ! in the password parameter of wget

I'm trying to execute something like this: wget --user=foo --password=bar! url The ! in the password is causing problems. I've tried escaping it with \, as in --password=bar\! I've tried ...
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Why does the time it takes to run this script differ so much between user and system and how I might correct the discrepancy?

My application sits behind a load balancer, and every once in a while I like to do a status check on each machine to get an idea of the time it takes to return an index.html document on each machine. ...
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Using lynx or wget in cron to call a php script?

I'm examining a particular setup, and they have their crontab as follows: 0 * * * * lynx http://www.example.com/cron/scriptA.php Of course, this relies on the 'security-by-obscurity' precept, ...
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wget works for all sites on the web but not the one hosted on that server

I currently have 2 Ubuntu 12.04 servers which are load balanced. If I go to anyone on them from the shell and type: wget stackoverflow.com The page is fetched into index.html. However, assuming ...
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DNS issue on Fedora 12? wget wordpress.org fails where wget www.google.com works

I'm administering a Fedora 12 box, but am quite new to networking specifics. Recently one of our WordPress apps hosted on our server has stopped being able to perform its auto-update or auto-download ...