Utility to download files on Solaris

For the past few months I had to work remotely quite often. My work sometimes requires me to download huge files hosted over the web. Since I work on my laptop, I used to download the files on my local machine and then transfer it back to my office machine. It was hogging the bandwidth and takes a lot of time too :(.

Thats when I got to know about this utility wget . Its very helpful in downloading files via HTTP and FTP.

These days I just  telnet to my machine and do a /usr/sfw/bin/wget URL. Saves a lot of time :) If you need more info about wget , just do wget --help

If you are behind proxy, you may need to export http_proxy=PROXYNAME:PROXYPORT to download files over the internet


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if your connection drops while downloading something, you can use wget -c link to resume :)

Posted by chris on October 06, 2008 at 08:23 PM PDT #

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