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GNU Wget

Introduction to GNU Wget

GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc.

GNU Wget has many features to make retrieving large files or mirroring entire web or FTP sites easy, including:

Downloading GNU Wget

The source code for GNU Wget can be found on http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/ [via http] and ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/ [via FTP]. It can also be found on one of our FTP mirrors. For more download options, see the download information on the Wget Wgiki.

Documentation

GNU Wget documentation can be found at http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/manual/. For manuals of other GNU packages, please see http://www.gnu.org/manual/

Additional Information

Additional information is at the Wget Wgiki, including frequently asked questions, and how you can help us to improve Wget!

Maintainer

GNU Wget is currently being maintained by Giuseppe Scrivano. The original author of GNU Wget is Hrvoje Nikšić. Please do not directly contact either of these individuals with bug reports, or requests for help with Wget: that is what the mailing list is for; please use it instead. Micah also tries to make himself available on IRC during Pacific daytime hours; asking for help there is welcome.

Donators

We thank the TYPO3 & Magento partner AOE media for donating to the wget project.

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