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Wget needs C developers for GNU Wget

Category: Developer
Submitter: micahcowan
Date: Thu 10 Apr 2008 09:09:53 PM UTC
Status: Open

This software 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:

License GNU General Public License v3 or later

Development Status
: 5 - Production/Stable

Details (job description, contact ...):

All are welcome to join the community. C, FTP and HTTP experience is most useful for development on Wget.

Our user community is small as well, though our user base is great: so even if you can't help with development, please feel free to get involved.

To get started, check out the list of open bugs.  It is suggested to write to -email is unavailable- before start working on a task and get comments from the rest of the community.

Required Skills:

Skill Level Experience
TCP/IP Base Knowledge < 6 Months
C Good Knowledge 6 Mo - 2 yr

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