wget-1.8.2: description + notes

GNU Wget (wget) is a freely available network utility to retrieve files from the World Wide Web, using 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:

This build supports both OpenSSL and OPIE.

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 SOCKS environment variables (SOCKS_NS and SOCKS_SERVER or SOCKS5_SERVER) and configuration file (/etc/libsocks5.conf). See the fw_socks5 release notes for details.

In either variant you can specify a socksified proxy server (by setting the http_proxy environment variable -- see the "Proxies" section in the "Various" chapter of "info wget").

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