Wget and Gwget installation in debian


what is wget ?

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 commandline tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc.

wget features

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 and SOCKS 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

GNU Wget is distributed under the GNU General Public License.

Download wget

wget documentation

Installing wget in Debian

#apt-get install wget

Gwget - GUI frontend to Wget

Gwget offers a GNOME front-end to the popular wget application, with enhanced features, such as systray icon, multiple downloads and a powerful preferences manager.

Gwget features

Resume: By default, gwget tries to continue any download.

Notification: Gwget tries to use the Gnome notification area support, if available. You can close the main window and gwget runs in the background.

Recursivity: Gwget detects when you put a html, php, asp or a web page dir in the url to download, and ask you to only download certain files (multimedia, only the index, and so on).

Drag & Drop: You can d&d a url to the main gwget window or the notification area icon to add a new download.

Firefox Extension: Fireget

Install Gwget in Debian

#apt-get install gwget