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Introduction

In this quick and simple article, we will install wget command on a CentOS 6.7 server and we have included a wget cheat sheet. Wget is a free software package for downloading files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP.

Prerequisites

A CentOS 6.7 server with Root privileges. If you do no have a server, you can spin up an efficient and reliable SSD Cloud server from Atlantic.Net.

Installing wget on a CentOS 6.7

Install wget using the following command:

yum install wget

You will be asked if it is okay to install the downloaded size, you would just type yfor yes and press Enter to continue. I have screenshot a successful install below

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Successful Installation of wget

Once installed, you can use it to download files or even entire web sites.

Quick wget Cheat Sheet

To download a single file from a website using the following command:

wget http://sitename.com/file.jpg

If your web page requires a username and password use the following command:

wget --user=youruser --password=yourpassword http://sitename.com/file.jpeg

Download a file from an ftp site using the following command:

wget ftp://sitename.com/file.jpeg

If your ftp site requires a username and password use the following command:

wget ---ftp-user=youruser --ftp-password=yourpassword ftp://sitename.com/file.jpeg

Download and entire website using the following command:

wget -r http://sitename.com

Download and save it in a specific path using the following command:

wget --directory-prefix=folder/nextfolder sitename.com

Download a file and save it under a different name using the following command:

wget --output-document=filename.php sitename.com

Resume an interrupted file download using the following command:

wget --continue sitename.com/filename.mp4

Limit download speed of a file using the following command:

wget --limit-rate=1000k http://sitename.com/file.iso

Now you have successfully installed wget and have some examples to work with! You can see the wget manual by running “wget -h”. Please check back here for more updates or check out our related how-to’s below.