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Name: GNU Wget
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This project is part of the GNU Project.

GNU wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive command-line tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X Window System support, etc.

GNU wget has many features to make retrieving large files or mirroring entire web or FTP sites easy, including:

* Can resume aborted downloads, using REST and RANGE
* Can use filename wild cards and recursively mirror directories
* NLS-based message files for many different languages
* Optionally converts absolute links in downloaded documents to relative, so that downloaded documents may link to each other locally
* Runs on most UNIX-like operating systems as well as Microsoft Windows
* Supports HTTP proxies
* Supports HTTP cookies
* Supports persistent HTTP connections
* Unattended / background operation
* Uses local file timestamps to determine whether documents need to be re-downloaded when mirroring

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Registration Date: Fri 05 Nov 2004 02:24:50 AM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable


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GNU wget 1.16.2 released
     posted by gscrivano, Sat 28 Feb 2015 05:22:49 PM UTC - 0 replies
  • Noteworthy changes in Wget 1.16.2
    • Native uuid generation on Windows.
    • Fix build on Solaris.
    • Allow progress bar on stderr when -o is used.
    • Accept 5-digit port numbers in FTP EPSV responses.
    • Support older versions of flex.
    • Updated translations.
GNU wget 1.16.1 released
     posted by gscrivano, Mon 08 Dec 2014 11:00:15 AM UTC - 0 replies
  • Noteworthy changes in Wget 1.16.1
    • Add --enable-assert configure option.
    • Use pkg-config to check for libraries presence.
    • Do not limit --secure-protocol=auto|pfs to TLSv1.0.
    • Add --secure-protocol=TLSv1_1|TLSv1_2 .


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GNU wget 1.16 released
     posted by gscrivano, Mon 27 Oct 2014 10:04:15 AM UTC - 0 replies
  • Noteworthy changes in Wget 1.16
    • No longer create local symbolic links by default. Closes CVE-2014-4877.
    • Use libpsl for verifying cookie domains.
    • Default progress bar output changed.
    • Introduce --show-progress to force display the progress bar. ...

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GNU wget 1.15 released
     posted by gscrivano, Wed 22 Jan 2014 05:45:37 PM UTC - 0 replies
  • Noteworthy changes in Wget 1.15
    • Add support for --method.
    • Add support for file names longer than MAX_FILE.
    • Support FTP listing for the FTP Server on Windows Server 2008 R2.
    • Fix a regression when -c and --content-disposition are used together. ...

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