Wget-1.21.3

Introduction to Wget

The Wget package contains a utility useful for non-interactive downloading of files from the Web.

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Package Information

Wget Dependencies

Recommended

Optional

GnuTLS-3.7.7, HTTP-Daemon-6.14 (for the test suite), IO-Socket-SSL-2.074 (for the test suite), libidn2-2.3.3, libpsl-0.21.1, PCRE-8.45 or pcre2-10.40, and Valgrind-3.19.0 (for the test suite)

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/wget

Installation of Wget

Install Wget by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr      \
            --sysconfdir=/etc  \
            --with-ssl=openssl &&
make

To test the results, issue: make check.

Some tests may fail when Valgrind tests are enabled.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--sysconfdir=/etc: This relocates the configuration file from /usr/etc to /etc.

--with-ssl=openssl: This allows the program to use openssl instead of GnuTLS-3.7.7.

--enable-valgrind-tests: This allows the tests to be run under valgrind.

Configuring Wget

Config Files

/etc/wgetrc and ~/.wgetrc

Contents

Installed Program: wget
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions

wget

retrieves files from the Web using the HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols. It is designed to be non-interactive, for background or unattended operations