Introduction to Wget

The Wget package contains a utility useful for non-interactive downloading of files from the Web.

Package Information

Wget Dependencies


OpenSSL-0.9.7g and Dante

Installation of Wget

Install Wget by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--sysconfdir=/etc: This relocates the configuration file from /usr/etc to /etc.

Configuring Wget

Config Files

/etc/wgetrc and ~/.wgetrc

There are no required changes in these files.


Installed Program: wget
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


retrieves files from the Web using the HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols. It is designed to be non-interactive, for background or unattended operations.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600