wget for Mac OS X Leopard

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 !

125 Comments

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

Fails with:

Resolving torquess.com…
Connecting to torquess.com||:443… connected.
WARNING: cannot verify torquess.com’s certificate, issued by `/C=US/O=VeriSign, Inc./OU=VeriSign Trust Network/OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)05/CN=VeriSign Class 3 Secure Server CA’:
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
Thanks!

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).

Hi:

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,

Thanks!!!

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.

Thanks!

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