Wget: Get all the web content you like on your local machine

Wget is so flexible you’ve probably been using it for years without knowing it, many scripts use it because it is a boilerplate method of grabbing files, it will even automatically retry under certain circumstances…

Probably the best compliment I can pay to it, is that script writers can use it and then forget about it.

It’s one of those great tools that makes *nix so great, its simple, it does what it says on the tin, and like many other pieces of unix “glue”, it’s robust.

Another cool thing about wget is that it’s non-interactive, which means you can start a new download, disconnect from your current session and find your downloads the next time you connect again.

How to use it