Wget: Download Files In Command Line In Linux

Downloading files from internet in command line is possible with the "wget" command. You can download any file from web like softwares, rpm packages, music files, etc with its web url. Many linux operating systems have wget preinstalled with. wget can download files with http, https and ftp protocols.

Check if wget is preinstalled on your linux
[root@server ~]# rpm -q wget

If not, Install wget from YUM repository
[root@server ~]# yum -y install wget

Download a file with wget from http
[root@server ~]# wget http://example.com/file.zip
Wget with Username and password (http)
[root@server ~]# wget --http-user=USER --http-password=PASS http://example.com/file.zip

Download a file with wget from https
[root@server ~]# wget https://example.com/file.zip

Download a file with wget from ftp
[root@server ~]# wget ftp://example.com/file.zip
Wget with Username and password (FTP)
[root@server ~]# wget --ftp-user=USER --ftp-password=PASS ftp://example.com/file.zip

Download multiple files with wget
[root@server ~]# wget http://example.com/file1.zip http://example.com/file2.zip

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