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retrieves files from the web

Wget is a network utility to retrieve files from the Web using http(s) and ftp, the two most widely used Internet protocols. It works non-interactively, so it will work in the background, after having logged off. The program supports recursive retrieval of web-authoring pages as well as ftp sites -- you can use wget to make mirrors of archives and home pages or to travel the Web like a WWW robot.

Wget works particularly well with slow or unstable connections by continuing to retrieve a document until the document is fully downloaded. Re-getting files from where it left off works on servers (both http and ftp) that support it. Both http and ftp retrievals can be time stamped, so wget can see if the remote file has changed since the last retrieval and automatically retrieve the new version if it has.

Wget supports proxy servers; this can lighten the network load, speed up retrieval, and provide access behind firewalls.

Package version:1.12-2.1


Please note that Wget has more than one ChangeLog file:

    ./ChangeLog: documents changes to files in the top-level directory
                 and to files in subdirectories like po/ that don't have
                 their own ChangeLogs

    src/ChangeLog: documents only changes to files in the src directory

    doc/ChangeLog: documents only changes to files in the doc directory



                                                          -*- text -*-
GNU Wget
                  Current Web home:

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.

It can follow links in HTML pages and create local versions of remote


GNU Wget NEWS -- history of user-visible changes.

Copyright (C) 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
See the end for copying conditions.

Please send GNU Wget bug reports to <>.
* Changes in Wget 1.12

** Mailing list MOVED to

** SECURITY FIX: It had been possible to trick Wget into acceptin


WGET(1)                       GNU Wget                       WGET(1)

NAME - wget


wget (1.12-2.1) unstable; urgency=high

  * Non-maintainer upload by the Security Team.
  * Fixed CV


2009-09-21  Micah Cowan  <>

	* vms/VMS-WGET.COM: "the the" -> "the".



Authors of GNU Wget.

[ Note that this file does not attempt to list all the contributors to


This package was debianized by
Christian Schwarz <> on Mon, 18 Nov 1996 00:59

Browse inside wget_1.12-2.1_kfreebsd-amd64.deb

         [DIR]DEBIAN/ (3)  65535+ mirrors
         [DIR]etc/ (1)  65535+ mirrors
         [DIR]usr/ (2)  65535+ mirrors

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