The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

Jeroen W. Pluimers on .NET, C#, Delphi, databases, and personal interests

  • My badges

  • Twitter Updates

  • My Flickr Stream

  • Pages

  • All categories

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 2,513 other followers

Archive for June 11th, 2010

wget direct download with referer: SpeedFan

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/06/11

wget is a great tool for downloading from http, https or ftp.
It works on many platforms, and there is a win32 build of wget.

wget usually works, but when a website requires a referer (lots of them seem to), you need to add the referer option like this:

wget -m -np –referer=http://almico.com/sfdownload.php http://www.almico.com/installspeedfan440.exe

The -m -np part creates an on-disk structure for the url, which you need when downloading a complete tree.
I often find that practical even for single files too.

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, Power User, wget | Tagged: | 1 Comment »

 
%d bloggers like this: