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How to download files without using desktop?

Posted on 2004-09-18
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How can I download files (ie: tcpdump, libpcap etc) without using a browser?  Can wget do this?  Or is there another way to do this. I'm assuming you need the exact link for the file you want to grab?
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Hi dissolved,

You can indeed use "wget" to retrieve a file for you.  You will need to know the exact URL that you want to retrieve.

The simplest form of this is:
wget http://www.webserver.com/subdirectory/fileiwant.zip

Info on the command parameters can be found at :http://www.linuxforum.com/shell/wget/129-10.php

I hope that this helps.
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Thanks for the "A".  Glad I could help :-)
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