Written by Guillermo Garron .
Date: 2007-10-30 10:36:30 -0400
Tips and Tricks of wget
When you ever need to download a pdf, jpg, png or any other type of picture or file from the web, you can just right-click on the link and choose to save it on your hard disk. This is possible for one or even up to five files, but more than that.
wget is a GNU program, which is used a lot in Linux, it can download pages, and files from the internet directly to your computer.
If you do not have it installed you can install on:
Debian or Ubuntu
sudo apt-get install wget
Download a single file
Download the whole site recursively
wget -r http://www.site.com
Download all files of a specific type: (pdf and jpg for example)
wget -r -A pdf,jpg http://www.site.com
Follow external links
wget -r -H -A pdf,jpg http://www.site.com
Follow external links only to specific server
wget -r -H -A pdf,jpg -D files.site.com http://www.site.com
Limit the levels you will dig when in recursive mode (default is 5)
wget -r -l 2 http://www.site.com
Limit the bandwidth used by wget (to 20KB/s in this case)
wget --limit-rate=20k http://www.site.com
As you can see,
wget is very useful and flexible, use it at your wish.
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