Is there any other application similar to wget?

If yes can you post a link?

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    Is there something wrong with wget that you're looking to find in another tool? – ceejayoz May 2 '11 at 12:28
  • Not really. But the guys I work for said: "We don't want wget" (no reasons given). So... you get the picture. – zozo May 4 '11 at 12:36
  • I'd ask for reasons, because those reasons will probably apply to any replacement. – ceejayoz May 4 '11 at 13:47
  • After 6 months of knowing them... I finally learned is useless to try get anything from them :). – zozo May 4 '11 at 13:51
  • Oof, that's no fun. Well, best of luck! :-) – ceejayoz May 4 '11 at 13:53

You may look at Curl. Quoted from Curl Website.

curl is a tool to transfer data from or to a server, using one of the supported protocols (DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET and TFTP). The command is designed to work without user interaction.

curl offers a busload of useful tricks like proxy support, user authentication, FTP upload, HTTP post, SSL connections, cookies, file transfer resume and more.


Curl is the best downloading tool I know of, although for some applications wget is more suitable.

You can see more alternatives on alternativeto.net.


Edit: Just noticed someone else posted about Curl.

You can also use lynx, links or w3m. They are browsers but can download files if you don't need anything complex and may get you out of trouble if you don't have anything else available.

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