The following example downloads a single file from internet and stores in the current directory.

$ wget http://www.openss7.org/repos/tarballs/strx25-

While downloading it will show a progress bar with the following information:

  • %age of download completion (for e.g. 31% as shown below)
  • Total amount of bytes downloaded so far (for e.g. 1,213,592 bytes as shown below)
  • Current download speed (for e.g. 68.2K/s as shown below)
  • Remaining time to download (for e.g. eta 34 seconds as shown below)

Download in progress:

$ wget http://www.openss7.org/repos/tarballs/strx25-
Saving to: `strx25-'
31% [=================> 1,213,592   68.2K/s  eta 34s

Download completed:

$ wget http://www.openss7.org/repos/tarballs/strx25-
Saving to: `strx25-'
100%[======================>] 3,852,374   76.8K/s   in 55s
2009-09-25 11:15:30 (68.7 KB/s) - `strx25-'
saved [3852374/3852374]

Download and Store With a Different File name Using wget -O By default wget will pick the filename from the last word after last forward slash, which may not be appropriate always.

$ wget -O taglist.zip

Continue the Incomplete Download Using wget -c Restart a download which got stopped in the middle using wget -c option as shown below.

$ wget -c http://www.openss7.org/repos/tarballs/strx25-

This is very helpful when you have initiated a very big file download which got interrupted in the middle. Instead of starting the whole download again, you can start the download from where it got interrupted using option -c

Note: If a download is stopped in middle, when you restart the download again without the option -c, wget will append .1 to the filename automatically as a file with the previous name already exist. If a file with .1 already exist, it will download the file with .2 at the end.

Download Multiple Files / URLs Using Wget -i

$ wget -i download-file-list.txt

TP Download With wget You can use wget to perform FTP download as shown below. Anonymous FTP download using Wget

$ wget ftp-url

FTP download using wget with username and password authentication.

$ wget --ftp-user=USERNAME --ftp-password=PASSWORD

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