wget or something else?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sethable, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Sethable macrumors regular

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    Alright I tried to get this darwin ports thing up and running to install wget.
    Well let me tell you. That doesn't work. I would not consider myself new. I have always used bash and linux etc.
    I just could not get darwin ports running at all.
    I am running leopard btw.

    So basically I need to know if there is something that does the same function as wget built in to osx already? if not what is everyone using as an alternative?

    Thanks.
     
  2. dvd macrumors regular

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  3. Sethable thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. dvd macrumors regular

    dvd

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    guess it just depends what you're used to. I used curl before I used wget. Best part is it's built in and you don't have to mess with trying to compile it.

    Don't like the syntax, add this line to your .bash_profile:

    alias wget='curl -C - -O'

    Enjoy!
     
  5. burgen macrumors newbie

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    download the most recent source code of wget (i think it is 1.11). compile and make install on you own machine.

    it worked for me.
     

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