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Old 08-16-2008, 09:59 AM   #1
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Download File with no Web Browser (i.e. from cmd line)


How do I download a file from the web using the console? I have no working xwindows environment (and hence no web browser), but I need to update java.

The url is the width of 5 console screens btw :|

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wget

You would think this would show up more readily with a google search, but it took me a while to find it.

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Old 08-16-2008, 10:34 AM   #2
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There's also cURL (though I've never used it myself). FWIW, there are also web browsers you can use in a terminal, namely lynx and links.
 
Old 08-16-2008, 10:55 AM   #3
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There's also cURL (though I've never used it myself). FWIW, there are also web browsers you can use in a terminal, namely lynx and links.
I figured that, but I hope I will never be compelled to use them Then again... I can see how they might come in handy now and then. Thanks for the intel.
 
Old 08-16-2008, 07:49 PM   #4
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have you heard of wget
Code:
wget --help
man wget
 
Old 08-16-2008, 07:51 PM   #5
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cant beat wget, i even use it from firefox via flash got
 
Old 08-16-2008, 10:33 PM   #6
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yep, wget got what I needed for me. I even managed to get it installed and configured!
 
  


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