Bash wget

title: Bash wget

Bash wget

Wget is used to receive content from web servers using a terminal. Wget supports downloading via HTTP, HTTPS and FTP.


wget [options] URL

Most used options:

  • -i FILE, reads URLs from a given FILE.
  • -t X, number of X attempts to download a file.
  • -c, try to continue a partial download.
  • -N, only downloads the target file if the file is newer than a file with he same name on your target drive.
  • -v, display all informations (default).


Download the target file to the current directory


Try to download the target file up to 45 times

wget -t 45

Continue to get a partially-downloaded file.
wget -c

More Information:

  • Wikipedia:

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