Wget in action
|developer||GNU Wget development team. Giuseppe Scrivano, Hrvoje Nikšić u. a.|
|Publishing year||January 1996|
(April 5, 2019)
|operating system||GNU / Linux / Unix , OS / 2 , Windows , macOS , BSD, etc. a.|
|License||GPL ( Free Software )|
Wget is a free command line program from the GNU project for downloading files from the Internet . Supported protocols include ftp , http, and https . The program is available for Unix , GNU / Linux , OS / 2 , Windows and SkyOS, among others . It is under the GNU General Public License . Wget is supplied with various Linux distributions. A program with a similar function is cURL , which also supports uploading.
In addition to individual files, Wget can also easily download resources associated with websites , such as images. It can also copy entire websites , for example for offline reading or archiving. Wget can be configured in detail using more than one hundred command line parameters.
Wget2, the successor to Wget that is currently being developed, has some improvements, especially in performance and speed. Wget2 is much faster than Wget1.x because it supports the following protocols and technologies:
- HTTP / 2 ,
- HTTP compression ,
- Parallel connections,
- Use of the If-Modified-Since -HTTP header,
- TCP Fast Open .
Wget was originally developed by Hrvoje Nikšić in 1995 and first published in January 1996 (first under the name Geturl). From January 2008 to April 2010 Wget was looked after by Micah Cowan and since April 2010 the main developer is Giuseppe Scrivano.
- "Welcome new Wget Maintainers"
- Wget Homepage (English)
- Wget Wgiki (English)
- Downloading Web Pages Using Wget
- Wget for Windows (newer, well-maintained version, but not officially from GNU )
- Outdated! no update since 2008! Wget for Windows
- Graphical user interfaces for Wget: