If you are stuck to the Linux terminal, say on a server, how do you download a file from the terminal? There is no download command in Linux but there are a couple of Linux commands for downloading file. I am using Ubuntu here but apart from the installation, rest of the commands are equally valid for all other Linux distributions. You can download a single file, multiple files, entire directory or even an entire website using wget.
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It is a powerful tool that allows you to download files in the background, crawl websites, and resume interrupted downloads. Wget also features a number of options which allow you to download files over extremely bad network conditions. In this article, we will learn how to use wget to achieve common downloading tasks from the command line. Most Linux distributions have wget installed by default. To check whether it is installed on your system or not, type wget on your terminal and press enter. Use the respective commands below to install it on your system. Once you have done so, you can install wget with:.
2 Ways to Download Files From Linux Terminal
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