GNU Wget, a non-interactive network retriever.

Usage: wget [OPTION]… [URL]…

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.


-V, –version display the version of Wget and exit.

-h, –help print this help.

-b, –background go to background after startup.

-e, –execute=COMMAND execute a `.wgetrc’ command.

Logging and input file:

-o, –output-file=FILE log messages to FILE.

-a, –append-output=FILE append messages to FILE.

-d, –debug print debug output.

-q, –quiet quiet (no output).

-v, –verbose be verbose (this is the default).

-nv, –non-verbose turn off verboseness, without being quiet.

-i, –input-file=FILE read URL-s from file.

-F, –force-html treat input file as HTML.


-t, –tries=NUMBER set number of retries to NUMBER (0 unlimits).

-O –output-document=FILE write documents to FILE.

-nc, –no-clobber don’t clobber existing files.

-c, –continue restart getting an existing file.

–dot-style=STYLE set retrieval display style.

-N, –timestamping don’t retrieve files if older than local.

-S, –server-response print server response.

–spider don’t download anything.

-T, –timeout=SECONDS set the read timeout to SECONDS.

-w, –wait=SECONDS wait SECONDS between retrievals.

-Y, –proxy=on/off turn proxy on or off.

-Q, –quota=NUMBER set retrieval quota to NUMBER.


-nd –no-directories don’t create directories.

-x, –force-directories force creation of directories.

-nH, –no-host-directories don’t create host directories.

-P, –directory-prefix=PREFIX save files to PREFIX/…

–cut-dirs=NUMBER ignore NUMBER remote directory components.

HTTP options:

–http-user=USER set http user to USER.

–http-passwd=PASS set http password to PASS.

-C, –cache=on/off (dis)allow server-cached data (normally allowed).

–ignore-length ignore `Content-Length’ header field.

–header=STRING insert STRING among the headers.

–proxy-user=USER set USER as proxy username.

–proxy-passwd=PASS set PASS as proxy password.

-s, –save-headers save the HTTP headers to file.

-U, –user-agent=AGENT identify as AGENT instead of Wget/VERSION.

FTP options:

–retr-symlinks retrieve FTP symbolic links.

-g, –glob=on/off turn file name globbing on or off.

–passive-ftp use the “passive” transfer mode.

Recursive retrieval:

-r, –recursive recursive web-suck — use with care!.

-l, –level=NUMBER maximum recursion depth (0 to unlimit).

–delete-after delete downloaded files.

-k, –convert-links convert non-relative links to relative.

-m, –mirror turn on options suitable for mirroring.

-nr, –dont-remove-listing don’t remove `.listing’ files.

Recursive accept/reject:

-A, –accept=LIST list of accepted extensions.

-R, –reject=LIST list of rejected extensions.

-D, –domains=LIST list of accepted domains.

–exclude-domains=LIST comma-separated list of rejected domains.

-L, –relative follow relative links only.

–follow-ftp follow FTP links from HTML documents.

-H, –span-hosts go to foreign hosts when recursive.

-I, –include-directories=LIST list of allowed directories.

-X, –exclude-directories=LIST list of excluded directories.

-nh, –no-host-lookup don’t DNS-lookup hosts.

-np, –no-parent don’t ascend to the parent directory.

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