As I was using my Mac, I tried to download some files that I had as a list of urls in a file.
Of course I tried to do it using
curl which is available in Mac OS X, but I found out that the real tool to do that is
You can install
wget using MacPorts, or if you are using Linux you may already have it installed.
Now, you have a list of urls in a file, something like this:
http://www.somesite.com/file1.pdf http://www.somesite.com/file1.pdf http://www.othersite.com/other-file.pdf
And so on, let suppose those links are in a file called url-list.txt. Then you want to download all of them. Simply run:
wget -i url-list.txt
If you have created the list from your browser, using (cut and paste), while reading file and they are big (which was my case), I knew they were already in the office cache server, so I used wget with proxy