Wget for Windows

Wget: retrieve files from the WWW




GNU Wget is a free network utility to retrieve files from the World Wide Web using HTTP and FTP, the two most widely used Internet protocols. It works non-interactively, thus enabling work in the background, after having logged off.

The recursive retrieval of HTML pages, as well as FTP sites is supported -- you can use Wget to make mirrors of archives and home pages, or traverse the web like a WWW robot (Wget understands /robots.txt).

Wget works exceedingly well on slow or unstable connections, keeping getting the document until it is fully retrieved. Re-getting files from where it left off works on servers (both HTTP and FTP) that support it. Matching of wildcards and recursive mirroring of directories are available when retrieving via FTP. Both HTTP and FTP retrievals can be time-stamped, thus Wget can see if the remote file has changed since last retrieval and automatically retrieve the new version if it has.

Wget supports proxy servers, which can lighten the network load, speed up retrieval and provide access behind firewalls. If you are behind a firewall that requires the use of a socks style gateway, you can get the socks library and compile wget with support for socks.

Most of the features are configurable, either through command-line options, or via initialization file .wgetrc. Wget allows you to install a global startup file (etc/wgetrc by default) for site settings.



Sources: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget


If you download the Setup program of the package, any requirements for running applications, such as dynamic link libraries (DLL's) from the dependencies as listed below under Requirements, are already included. If you download the package as Zip files, then you must download and install the dependencies zip file yourself. Developer files (header files and libraries) from other packages are however not included; so if you wish to develop your own applications, you must separately install the required packages.

DescriptionDownloadSizeLast changeMd5sum
• Complete package, except sources Setup  3012464 31 December 2008  b4679ac6f7757b35435ec711c6c8d912
• Sources Setup  1270850 31 December 2008  25cb2d164024b3e478c4ab14b89585a9
• Binaries Zip  850448 31 December 2008  254b95bd96564eb6db590f2b51f8fd8b
• Documentation Zip  1244187 31 December 2008  acdf67b1d524526199e51a6224c4071f
• Sources Zip  2189442 31 December 2008  ef29b3c8b5708825ca008a3938adb8fd
• Dependencies Zip  1443871  4 September 2008  b23ce98bc2d03f852f8516183c619d42
• Original sourcehttp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/wget-1.11.4.tar.gz

You can also download the files from the GnuWin32 files page. New releases of the port of this package can be monitored.

Installation, Usage and Help

General Installation Instructions

GnuWin32 Help (feature requests, bugs, etc)


Requirements for running applications, excluding external ones such as msvcrt.dll, perl, etc, are included in the Setup program and the dependencies zip file.

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