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Jobin1 06-19-2012 06:51 PM

Using wget command to remotely download MATLAB to Linux machine
I am a big newbie here (this is my first day with Linux) and I am trying to remotely download MATLAB to a server for work. I have already paid for matlab, and recieved an email with a link prompting me to "download now". I tried using wget and the url of the download link, but I believe that I am having trouble because the download link requires a password and username from my purchase. I cannot just click the link and go through the download process because I need to download MATLAB to a separate server, not my computer. Where should I go from here? Is there a way in Terminal to step through the username / password prompts for this download?

chrism01 06-19-2012 07:01 PM

I'd use a browser to download visually for entering the user/passwd credentials, then copy it to wherever.
You'll need some Linux guides

It's also going to help us if you tell us your Linux distribution+version for the target server and also your desktop if relevant.
This cmd line cmd should help

cat /etc/*release*

Jobin1 06-19-2012 07:34 PM

I think the distribution and version is Debian 5.0.6 (if I'm looking at the right thing)

schneidz 06-19-2012 07:40 PM

not sure how matworks website is setup but wget has a --user and --password options.

also this example is on the wget man page:

# Log in to the server.  This can be done only once.
wget --save-cookies cookies.txt \
    --post-data 'user=foo&password=bar' \

# Now grab the page or pages we care about.
wget --load-cookies cookies.txt \

suicidaleggroll 06-19-2012 08:14 PM

I would just download it using the browser and then scp it to the machine you actually want to use it on.

Jobin1 06-20-2012 02:27 PM

Great scp worked perfectly. thanks!

TobiSGD 06-20-2012 02:31 PM

Just because no one else mentioned it: Debian 5 is unsupported since February and will not get any security fixes. It is recommended to upgrade to Debian 6.

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