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2.3 Basic Startup Options


Display the version of Wget.


Print a help message describing all of Wget’s command-line options.


Go to background immediately after startup. If no output file is specified via the ‘-o’, output is redirected to wget-log.

-e command
--execute command

Execute command as if it were a part of .wgetrc (see Startup File). A command thus invoked will be executed after the commands in .wgetrc, thus taking precedence over them. If you need to specify more than one wgetrc command, use multiple instances of ‘-e’.