Use wget Command To Download Files From HTTPS Domains

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How do I download a file using https://example.com/dl/foo.tar.gz 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:

wget https://cyberciti.biz/foo/bar.tar.gz

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 https://cyberciti.biz/foo/bar.tar.gz

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 https://cyberciti.biz/foo/bar.tar.gz

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/"
wget https://cyberciti.biz/foo/bar.tar.gz</kbd>

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

export https_proxy="https://server1.cyberciti.biz:3128/"
wget --http-user="USER" --http-password="PASSWORD" https://cyberciti.biz/foo/bar.tar.gz</kbd>

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

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