Wget (Linux File Downloader) user guide
How to Install Wget
To check if Wget is installed, open Terminal (command prompt for Windows users) and type:
If it is installed, it will return the version. If you didn’t have the wget application installed in your system, please follow below steps to install the wget application.
For Linux Users
Install wget on Ubuntu/Debian:
sudo apt-get install wget
Install wget on RHEL / CentOS / Fedora:
sudo yum install wget
Install wget on OpenSUSE:
sudo zypper install wget
Install wget on ArchLinux:
sudo pacman -Sy wget
For Windows users
Download the latest version of the
wget.exe for Windows at https://eternallybored.org/misc/wget/. If you have a 64-bit system download the 64-bit version of the Wget.
Copy/cut the wget.exe file into your C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Open the command prompt (cmd.exe) and run
wget to see if it is installed.
For Mac users
First, install Homebrew. To check if you already have Homebrew on your machine, open Terminal and type:
If it returns the version skip the next step. If you didn’t have Homebrew installed type and run the following:
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Then, install wget.
brew install wget
How to Use Wget to Download a File (for all platforms)
To see what commands are available, use
wget –help or
To download a single data file:
Replace <URL-of-data-file> with the actual data file location. For example:
The downloaded file will be saved in the directory you were located (within the command-line interface) when running wget command unless you specified an alternative download location.
To learn more visit Wget documentation page.