HOWTO: Wget, the best download manager out there

Wget is by far one of the best download managers in the world. So, lets explain some tricks to empower your internet experiences to a level you haven’t reach before.

Downloading a file  

wget http://url

wget ftp://url

If the download fails, you can continue it by writing

wget -c http://url

If you are going to download several files, you can specify them in a file and pass that file to wget, so wget will continue to download one file after the other:

wget -i nameofthefile

Where nameofthefile contains the urls you want to download

Downloading a whole directory from a site

wget -r -l0 – -no-parent http://url/directorytodownload

Not enough, then type

man wget

to have more examples.


About jordilin

I'm a Senior Software Engineer with an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering. I've got a range of interests including Linux, a very powerful and limitless operating system, travelling, gastronomy and technology.
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5 Responses to HOWTO: Wget, the best download manager out there

  1. There’s a typo: should be “–no-parent” you put a space between the first 2 “-“.
    Thanks for the article, that’s command was what I was looking for.

  2. mario says:

    please help me how to download wget? please tell me step bye step what must i do.
    thank you for your help.


  3. Adel says:

    Thanks for ur effort.

  4. Summer Camps says:

    You you should edit the post subject title HOWTO: Wget, the best download manager out there | A Linux Geek wandering around to something more better for your blog post you create. I loved the the writing withal.

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