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Old 10-04-2011, 12:03 PM   #1
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Downloading .tar.gz from tty ... Chicken and Egg???


I find myself in a chicken and egg situation. (or I'm missing something simple)

I'm building a custom Desktop based on Arch.... I have a base and have installed Slim and am looking to load Awesome WM.

I need to download the .tar.gz from the internet to build it as its part of AUR and not supported repositories.

So..... How do I download it from the command line in the new box I'm building? I don't have a web browser installed yet or a WM....

I know I could use a different box and download it to usb or something and then grab it from there but there must be a "proper method/ more elegant method" which I would like to learn at this point.

I have read around wiki now for the entire morning looking for programs and must be missing something.

Thanks in advance for your time.
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Do you have wget installed?

Kind regards
Old 10-04-2011, 12:42 PM   #3
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Thanks repo

I new it would be easy. "Couldn't see the fire for the smoke"


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