SYSTEM NEWS FOR SUN USERS
Vol 71 Issue 3 2004-01-19 Article 12008 from section "Free and Open Source Software"

Retrieve Files Using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP

The free software package Wget is used for retrieving files using HTTP,
HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a
non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from
scripts, cron jobs, terminals without Xsupport, etc.

The latest stable version is 1.8; it is available from the GNU Web site.
Version 1.9.1 is available from sunfreeware.com:
wget-1.9.1-sol8-sparc-local.gz.

Features in Wget that make retrieving large files or mirroring entire
Web or FTP sites easy include the ability to resume aborted downloads
using REST and RANGE. Wget can optionally convert absolute links in
downloaded documents to relative so that downloaded documents may link
to each other locally. It runs on most UNIX[R]-like operating systems as
well as Microsoft Windows.

For the download, documentation and more details, see:

http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/wget.html

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