Wget command reference


wget -O outputfile input_url

** Make sure to use capital O for output (lowercase O is used for output logfile)

Wget Examples:

[user@ip ~]$ wget http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.6/releases/x86/alpine-minirootfs-3.6.2-x86.tar.gz
--2017-11-16 20:00:08--  http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.6/releases/x86/alpine-minirootfs-3.6.2-x86.tar.gz
Resolving dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org (dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org)...
Connecting to dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org (dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org)||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1986332 (1.9M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘alpine-minirootfs-3.6.2-x86.tar.gz.1’

alpine-minirootfs-3.6.2-x86.tar.gz. 100%[===================================================================>]   1.89M  3.99MB/s    in 0.5s    

2017-11-16 20:00:08 (3.99 MB/s) - ‘alpine-minirootfs-3.6.2-x86.tar.gz.1’ saved [1986332/1986332]

[user@ip ~]$

Other interesting flags/options:

Continue downloading a previously interrupted wget download:


Avoid overwriting an existing file with the “no clobber” switch. This adds a .1, .2, .3… extension to the end of the duplicate file on output:


How to install:


sudo apt-get install wget


sudo yum install wget

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