Alternatives to popular CLI tools: Wget

This article spotlights alternative tools to Wget.

Man page for Wget

The software featured here is free and open source. All tools provide a command-line interface (CLI) unless otherwise stated.

Alternatives to Wget
Wget2Successor of Wget
curlTool and library for transferring data with URLs
aria2Multi-protocol and multi-source command-line download utility
HTTPieHTTP client with an intuitive user interface
curlieThe power of curl, the ease of use of httpie
xhFast and friendly tool for sending HTTP requests
hurlRun and test HTTP requests with plain text

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