Using wget Command Natively on Windows PC has the advantage of downloading content quite fast through the command line. Here is guide on using wget on Windows. You might like to read the guide on how to use cURL in Windows to Run cURL Commands Natively, although using wget command is more useful for any level of users.
Points to Know Before Using wget Command Natively on Windows PC
This tutorial for using wget on Windows basically uses native Windows Command Line Tool. wget helps to pull resources like a file on your computer without the need of using browser. Linux users can directly use wget from terminal, using wget on Windows needs extra steps.
Detailed guide on using wget on Windows
Download the free wget GNU tool for Windows. Download the exe file. Install the software package, its very easy, just keep everything to default.
Before using wget command, you need to know, where the software is actually installed. For this, click start menu (taking its Windows 7 or higher), type wget on the search and right click on the result (any) and select the open file location :
Its obvious that the Window will open. Click the navigation path :
So the Program folder’s name and location is available now. We will go to its bin sub folder :
We went there because, for using wget command, we need that wget.exe file. Click on the path on the navigation and copy it. In our case, it is :
Now, click start menu (taking its Windows 7 or higher), type cmd and click to run it. Now, Type :
and then right click and paste the path :
cd C:Program Files (x86)GnuWin32bin
Hit Enter. Whether you are now able for using wget or not, can be tested easily by typing anything with wget :
Now start using wget on windows. Whatever you will download, will remain on this /bin subfolder. We can download WordPress for example to show using wget on Windows :
It took 48 seconds to download WordPress using wget :
using wget you can download anything, even an uncompressed folder content. Like :
Enjoy using wget on Windows PC !
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