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GNU Wget

GNU Wget is a utility for noninteractive download of files from the Web. It supports HTTP and FTP protocols, as well as retrieval through HTTP proxies. It can follow HTML links, download many pages, and convert the links for local viewing. It can also mirror FTP hierarchies or only those files that have changed. Wget has been designed for robustness over slow network connections; if a download fails due to a network problem, it will keep retrying until the whole file has been retrieved.

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  •  02 Apr 2014 11:18

    Release Notes: Non-fatal GNU TLS alerts during handshake no longer lead to failures. New "--https-only" and "--method" options were added. Shorthand URLs in an input file are now supported. Support was added for Perfect-Forward Secrecy in "--secure-protocol". Various bugs were fixed.

    •  13 Sep 2013 13:15

      Release Notes: Adds support for content-on-error. Adds support for WARC files. Fixes a memory leak problem in the GNU TLS backend. Autoreconf works again for distributed tarballs. Prints some diagnostic messages to stderr, not to stdout. Reports stdout close errors. Accepts the --report-speed option. Enables client certificates when GNU TLS is used. Adds support for TLS Server Name Indication. Accepts the arguments --accept-reject and --reject-regex. The GNU TLS backend correctly honors the timeout value. Adds support for RFC 2617 Digest Access Authentication.

      •  18 Oct 2011 12:13

        Release Notes: Support was added for HTTP/1.1. Persistent connections are used with proxies which support them. The GNU TLS backend now works again and has been made default vs. OpenSSL. Now "--timestamping" and "--continue" work well together. By default, wget now uses the original URL to get the local filename on server redirects, to address the security vulnerability reported as CVE-2010-2252. Portability issues were fixed. Several other minor enhancements and bugfixes were made.

        •  22 Sep 2009 17:48

          Release Notes: Better versioning info, support for parsing CSS content, support for internationalized URIs (IRIs) and non-ASCII domain names, password-prompting, and more.

          •  30 Jun 2008 05:56

            Release Notes: This is a bugfix release, including fixes for a regression involving the combination of -O and -nc and a couple of opportunities for Wget to crash.

            Recent comments

            14 Jun 2005 09:01 hniksic

            Re: (wget) Great Utility


            > It doesn't like files of more than 2GB.

            Note that Wget 1.10 does support files larger than 2GB.

            30 May 2005 07:26 jamesgregory

            Re: (wget) Great Utility


            >

            > Exactly how large u mean ?

            > I just tried to download a 4.4 GB ISO

            > image from

            > an FTP site (I was using wget-1.9), I

            > got this:

            > "Length: 382,015,488 (unauthoritative)"

            > ie, it says that the length of the file

            > it is

            > downloading is about 380 MB not 4.4 GB

            > !

            >

            >

            It doesn't like files of more than 2GB.

            19 Nov 2004 12:56 aelmahmoudy

            Re: (wget) Great Utility


            > recommend it. I use it for all of my

            > downloads of large files because it can

            Exactly how large u mean ?

            I just tried to download a 4.4 GB ISO image from

            an FTP site (I was using wget-1.9), I got this:

            "Length: 382,015,488 (unauthoritative)"

            ie, it says that the length of the file it is

            downloading is about 380 MB not 4.4 GB !

            16 Aug 2003 04:19 ed_avis

            Patch for better handling of '303 See Other'
            A patch (http://membled.com/work/patches/wget/) to allow wget to follow 303 See Other redirects (and at least print the destination URL when it does not).

            13 Jun 2003 14:53 jrjohns3

            The Perfect Program
            Simple, fast, and easy to use. I have been using this program for years and would like to show my gratitude. Thanks a ton, Jake@ plutoid.com (http://www.plutoid.com)

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