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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