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Old 03-18-2010, 11:12 AM   #1
edgarosy
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The command wget does not work on cygwin 1.5 even though it is installed.


I have cygwing version 1.5.* installed on a Windows 2003 server. I can pretty much do everything in the command line and even can ssh to this windows server from remote linux systems. The problem I am having is that the wget command does not work on it.

I issue the which wget and see that it is installed under the /usr/bin/wget directory. If I issue wget http://somthing.com/somefile.txt

I get not response from my system. No errors Nothing. I type wget -V I get nothing, I tried man wget and nada.

wget works perfectly on my other windows 2003 server. I was wondering what could be the caused of this issue. Any help will be greatly appreciate it. I am not sure I am suppose to post "Windows" type questions here.

Thanks.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 11:35 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by edgarosy View Post
I have cygwing version 1.5.* installed on a Windows 2003 server. I can pretty much do everything in the command line and even can ssh to this windows server from remote linux systems. The problem I am having is that the wget command does not work on it.

I issue the which wget and see that it is installed under the /usr/bin/wget directory. If I issue wget http://somthing.com/somefile.txt

I get not response from my system. No errors Nothing. I type wget -V I get nothing, I tried man wget and nada.

wget works perfectly on my other windows 2003 server. I was wondering what could be the caused of this issue. Any help will be greatly appreciate it. I am not sure I am suppose to post "Windows" type questions here.

Thanks.
Well, you *CAN* post Windows questions...but since this is LINUXquestions, you probably won't get answers. Cygwin and/or Windows servers aren't Linux, so the folks reading/posting here, either won't know, or may not have experience with it.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 11:43 AM   #3
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Admittedly, I know very little about Cygwin, but if you're running some kind of Bourne shell, then you can always get some more information about what is going on by enabling "debugging".

You can either do that in your current shell by typing
Code:
set -x
or spawn a new shell
Code:
bash -x
 
Old 03-19-2010, 10:35 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback.
 
  


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