GNU Wget (wget) is a freely available network utility to retrieve files from the World Wide Web, using
wget-1.8.2: description + notes
HTTP(Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) and
FTP(File Transfer Protocol), the two most widely used Internet protocols. It has many useful features to make downloading easier, some of them being:
- Wget is non-interactive, meaning that it can work in the background, while the user is not logged on.
- Wget is capable of descending recursively through the structure of HTML documents and FTP directory trees, making a local copy of the directory hierarchy similar to the one on the remote server.
- File name wildcard matching and recursive mirroring of directories are available when retrieving via FTP. Wget can read the time-stamp information given by both HTTP and FTP servers, and store it locally.
- Wget works exceedingly well on slow or unstable connections.
- By default, Wget supports PROXY servers, which can lighten the network load, speed up retrieval and provide access behind firewalls.
- Builtin features offer mechanisms to tune which links you wish to follow.
- The retrieval is conveniently traced with printing dots, each dot representing a fixed amount of data received (1KB by default).
- Most of the features are fully configurable, either through command line options, or via the initialization file `.wgetrc'.
This build supports both
NOTE: Two variations of wget are available in this package. You can only install one of them.
If you choose to install the firewall-aware code you'll need the usual
fw_wget.sw.wget(the default) has no firewall support.
fw_wget.sw.wget-socks5supports version 5
SOCKSenvironment variables (
SOCKS5_SERVER) and configuration file (
/etc/libsocks5.conf). See the
fw_socks5release notes for details.
In either variant you can specify a socksified proxy server (by setting the
http_proxyenvironment variable -- see the "Proxies" section in the "Various" chapter of "
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