Use wget Command To Download Files From HTTPS Domains

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How do I download a file using using wget command line utility?

GNU Wget is a free utility for non-interactive download of files from the Web. It supports HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols, as well as retrieval through HTTP proxies. The syntax is:


If you don’t want about checking the validity of the certificate just pass the option --no-check-certificate to the wget command-line:

wget --no-check-certificate

You can pass the --no-proxy option to the wget command. This option tells wget not to use proxies, even if the appropriate `*_proxy’ environment variable is defined:

wget --no-proxy

Set https proxy using httpd_proxy variable:

export https_proxy="https://USERNAME-HERE:[email protected]:PORT-NUMBER-HERE/"
export https_proxy="https://vivek:[email protected]:3128/"

Or pass proxy server username and password to the server using wget command as follows:

export https_proxy=""
wget --http-user="USER" --http-password="PASSWORD"</kbd>

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    1. Not sure if you found the answer in the meantime?
      You need to use: check-certificate = off (or check_certificate = off) in your .wgetrc startup file.

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