Wget is open source software that retrieves content from web servers. Its name is derived from World Wide Web and get. It supports HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols, as well as retrieval through HTTP proxies.
Wget can follow links in HTML pages and create local versions of remote web sites, fully recreating the directory structure of the original site. This is known as “recursive downloading.”
Wget has been designed for robustness over slow or unstable network connections.
- Resume aborted downloads, using REST and RANGE.
- 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.
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