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Old 03-23-2012, 05:18 AM   #1
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Hi EveryBody...

Can any of u give me the solution how to download the file through Command Prompt in GNU/Linux Operating System.

kindly help me out .......

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The command you're looking for is "wget"
wget [-P directory-to-save-to] [url-to-file to download]

(There are other ways too depending on where to download from etc, like scp if you have an account on remote server)
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The Ultimate Wget Download Guide With 15 Awesome Examples -

Current Web home:

or you can use axel

Axel – ultimate download accelerator for Linux that actually works -

See for latest information on axel

Get used to using 'man' pages.

In a terminal type man wget or man axel
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curl is another commonly used program for downloading, similar to wget.

For the local mirroring of websites, or parts thereof, check out httrack.
It can also be used for doing things like downloading images in bulk, by filtering the type of files that are saved.

It's also possible to use the save options in cli-based web-browsers like links.
Old 03-23-2012, 01:49 PM   #6
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lwp-download is another command you can use.
For example:
# lwp-download <url-path-to-download>
You can check the man page of lwp-download:

# man lwp-download

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