By Kalpana Karunamurthi on Oct 06, 2008
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