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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

Development / Contribution
A description on how to get the latest sources is here: https://savannah.gnu.org/git/?group=wget

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

 

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GNU wget 1.18 released
     posted by gscrivano, Thu Jun 9 16:33:15 2016 - 0 replies

Noteworthy changes

  • By default, on server redirects to a FTP resource, use the original URL to get the local file name. Close CVE-2016-4971. This introduces a backward-incompatibility for HTTP->FTP redirects and

any script that relies on the old behaviour must use --trust-server-names. ...


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GNU wget 1.17.1 released
     posted by gscrivano, Fri Dec 11 19:20:08 2015 - 0 replies

Noteworthy changes:

  • Fix compile error when IPv6 is disabled or SSL is not present.
  • Fix HSTS memory leak.
  • Fix progress output in non-C locales.
  • Fix SIGSEGV when -N and --content-disposition are used together.
  • Add --check-certificate=quiet to tell wget to not print any warning about invalid certificates.
GNU wget 1.17 released
     posted by gscrivano, Sun Nov 15 15:12:08 2015 - 0 replies
    • Remove FTP passive to active fallback due to privacy concerns.
    • Add support for --if-modified-since.
    • Add support for metalink through --input-metalink and --metalink-over-http.
    • Add support for HSTS through --hsts and --hsts-file. ...

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GNU wget 1.16.3 released
     posted by gscrivano, Mon Mar 9 10:03:18 2015 - 0 replies

Noteworthy changes in Wget 1.16.3

Fix a regression introduced with 1.16.2, now --quiet is quiet again and doesn't print anything.


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