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Old 03-22-2005, 03:50 PM   #1
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downloading without X


this may seem a rather stupid question but how can you download from the command line? i have been googleing for a wile but im not realy sure what i should be searching from. the only reason i need to know is because i am using smoothwall which hasnt got X installed and whould like to download it and install it along with flux or blackbox so i can run xmule on the same machine

thanks for any help

Old 03-22-2005, 03:53 PM   #2
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Use wget. Check out the man pages.
Old 03-22-2005, 03:56 PM   #3
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thanks for the help but wget isnt working. im just going to download it on the machine im on now and burn it to CD

thanks anyway

Old 03-22-2005, 04:03 PM   #4
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What do you mean wget is not working?
Old 03-22-2005, 08:33 PM   #5
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why not just use ftp?
Old 03-22-2005, 08:41 PM   #6
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u can use lynx to surf the net and download and X-server
or links2 or links


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