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Old 12-04-2008, 12:11 AM   #1
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How to download VMware server through "wget"


I want to download VMware Server 2.0 through "wget" from here:

It requires a login (which I have) and it works through "https"

I tried using --http-user & --http-password but it didn't work.

Has anyone tried it before?
Old 12-04-2008, 06:15 AM   #2
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I dont think just using wget from CLI you can download it [after prividing login/passwd, obviously]. May be you need to have some script that will provide the login details, which will inturn generate the unique download link for you that must be passed to wget to start downloading.
Its quite clear that the site, that require id/passwd, will give you a unique download link generated using you login details itself.
Hope it helps. Thanks.
Old 12-04-2008, 08:01 AM   #3
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I'm guessing you don't have a GUI on the machine you are down loading to ?

Have you considered using the lynx ASCII web browser ?

login and download your file..
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creds to farslayer.

Using lynx you can download vmware server 2.0 from your non-graphical linux box.

the correct URL is


Allow all cookies and ignore the SSL errors.

Now login and you're good to go.

Please make note that an unconfigured lynx will dump the download in /tmp, so make sure you have plenty of room there !


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