Three years ago I compiled a version of the ‘wget’ utility so that it would run under Mac OS X and uploaded it to Status-Q. It’s had an amazing number of downloads, and I felt it was probably time to update it!
So here is a shiny new wget.zip, which contains the following:
- the wget binary
- the wget.1 man page
- the default wgetrc configuration file
- A README file telling you a bit more.
The main changes from the original version are:
- it’s a universal binary
- it’s the latest version of wget (1.11.4)
- it’s compiled on 10.5.4 and may possibly not work on older versions – please let me know in the comments if it does!
Hope it’s useful! Here’s some more of my Apple-related posts, or you could always just subscribe to the blog – here’s the RSS feed !
Still works with 10.6.8
Thanks so much!
I know it’s been a while since you released your build of wget, but I just want to verify that you did NOT build it with SSL (ie, for use with https websites) support. When I have attempted to use it for sites using https with SSL certs,
./wget –secure-protocol=auto –no-check-certificate https://torquess.com/software/listing.pdf
Connecting to torquess.com||:443… connected.
Unable to locally verify the issuer’s authority.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 404 Not Found
2011-08-24 16:35:16 ERROR 404: Not Found.
Is my assumption correct, or am I misinterpreting the results?
Never mind. I’ve verified that you have compiled with SSL. Damn windoze sites!
Just work s on 10.6.8
Thank you so much. Wonderful.
I have read the README file and I still have no clue how to do this. I have version 10.6.8. Thanks.
Still works on Lion as of 2012!
Thanks so much. Worked on osx 10.6.8.
Much appreciated 🙂
Thanks a lot. Seems to be working fine on OSX Lion (10.7.4).
Just passing by to thank you and comment that it works for MacOS X 10.5.8.
Thanks a lot – works a treat on OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
This was very useful and worked smoothly on my iMac running OS X 10.7.5. Thanks!
Those on OS X Yosemite will probably be better off installing wget with Homebrew if they have it.
That is very useful,
Amazing! Still works for macOS Sierra 10.12.1. Thanks.
Just thought I’d drop a line to say that this still works for macOS Mojave.
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