wget

wget is a good tool for simple scraping scenarios.

wget requires no extra options to download a remote URL to a local file. (curl requires -o or -O)

super simple version:

wget -rk -l 1 [sitename]

via: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/96208/download-one-html-page-with-all-needed-graphics-and-linked-pdf-zip-files

It is similar to curl, but curl is better suited for testing web connections.

wget vs curl

The main differences are:

  • wget's major strong side compared to curl is its ability to download recursively.
  • wget is command line only. There's no lib or anything, but curl's features are powered by libcurl.
  • curl supports FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, SCP, SFTP, TFTP, TELNET, DICT, LDAP, LDAPS, FILE, POP3, IMAP, SMTP, RTMP and RTSP. wget supports HTTP, HTTPS and FTP.
  • curl builds and runs on more platforms than wget.
  • wget is released under a free software copyleft license (the GNU GPL). curl is released under a free software permissive license (a MIT derivate).
  • curl offers upload and sending capabilities. wget only offers plain HTTP POST support.

via

https://daniel.haxx.se/docs/curl-vs-wget.html

Install (from source)

If you OS doesn't come with wget, or have a package manager that provides wget (e.g. apt-get install wget), installing from source is also easy to do.

Grab the wget source code from http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/wget/wget-1.9.1.tar.gz (or get the latest here) . Open a terminal window and follow along:

tar xzf wget-1.9.1.tar.gz
cd wget-1.9.1
./configure
make
sudo make install

The wget binary should now be in your /usr/local/bin folder. Let’s also put /usr/local/bin in the shell path so we can type wget from the command line rather than the tedious /usr/local/bin/wget when we want to run the program. This is accomplished by editing ~/.bash_profile to add the following line:

PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin; export PATH

To get the shell to re-read this file again, type source ~/.bash_profile. Now whenever you start the terminal, /usr/local/bin will be in the path.

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See also

Troubleshooting