The Wget Wgiki
This is the wiki for GNU Wget, a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc.
Get the source code:
Feature Specifications (preliminary)
Info on MailingLists
GNU Wget has many features to make retrieving large files or mirroring entire web or FTP sites easy, including:
- Can resume aborted downloads, using REST and RANGE
- Can use filename wild cards and recursively mirror directories
- NLS-based message files for many different languages
- Optionally converts absolute links in downloaded documents to relative, so that downloaded documents may link to each other locally
- Runs on most UNIX-like operating systems as well as Microsoft Windows
- Supports HTTP proxies
- Supports HTTP cookies
- Supports persistent HTTP connections
- Unattended / background operation
- Uses local file timestamps to determine whether documents need to be re-downloaded when mirroring
GNU Wget is distributed under the GNU General Public License.
Information on downloading GNU Wget.
At the moment, there's tons of work to do, and almost no one to do it, as despite a very large user base, there are very few developers helping to improve Wget. Volunteers welcome!
There is a FAQ, and a preliminary list of FeatureSpecifications that need writing.
Other interesting pages:
Information on getting the latest source code via RepositoryAccess
Information on Wget's MailingLists
Information on how to use the BugTracker
This is a wiki (powered by MoinMoin), so of course you can pretty much edit anything here.
GNU Wget 1.12 is released. See here for information about how to get it. The final NEWS file is at http://hg.addictivecode.org/wget/mainline/file/1.12/NEWS.
The primary mailing list for discussing GNU Wget has moved. The mailing lists firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com will not be used any longer; please use firstname.lastname@example.org instead. Details at MailingLists.
GNU Wget 1.11.4 is released. See here for information about how to get it. The final NEWS file is at http://hg.addictivecode.org/wget/1.11/file/1.11.4/NEWS.
GNU Wget 1.11.3 is now available! See here for information about how to get it. The final NEWS file is at http://hg.addictivecode.org/wget/1.11/file/1.11.3/NEWS.
A patch to implement Firefox 3.x style cookie file loading/saving is here: wget-firefox3-cookie.patch KTHNXBAI