Download Webpages with Wget for Windows CodeUnit 20 APR 2010

If you are a well established Linux user then you’ll already be pretty familiar with the awesome little wget application that gives you a command line interface with which to download content from web servers via either HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols.

Amongst its many features is the ability to set up recursive downloading, conversion of links for offline viewing of local HTML and support for proxies. It is pretty much ubiquitous across most major GNU/Linux distributions and is written in portable C, making it a fairly simpe affair to port it to other operating systems like Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.

Now for those of you who would like to use something like this little robust, command line and self terminating application for a scheduled task on your great big Windows Server or desktop machine, rejoice because someone has gone to the effort and created a great little port project that offers you a complete wget package for Windows, even going so far as giving you a proper installer to drop everything in its right place.

Simple to install, and even easier to use, go grab your copy of GNU Wget 1.11.4 now! :)

gnu wget install screen

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South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.