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Old 11-30-2005, 11:35 AM   #1
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Pros and cons of CLI download tools [wget and curl]

Just yesterday I learned of the existence of curl - previously I thought it was all wget.
I am told curl has better HTTP and proxy support, but it seems that wget is the first choice for quite a few people...

Which would be the best for scripting purposes - and are there even more tools like them out there?
Old 12-01-2005, 03:45 PM   #2
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I don't think there is an ultimate utility just what you feel most confortable with.
A third option can be
'lynx -source http://some.url/'

to decide with you use, you need to know what is available on the machines where you plan to use it.



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