How To Download and Install Wget For Windows?


wget is used to download files over a network with different protocols. wget can be get from most of the Linux distributions with their respective package manager. But in windows, we need to get and install wget manually. In this tutorial, we will look at how to download, install and setup wget for windows operating systems like 7, 8, 10, server, etc. For more information on wget windows usage look following the tutorial.

Download From Sourceforge

Sourceforge provides support for a lot of open-source and free projects. wget is one of them. We can download windows binaries from the following links.

Binaries

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gnuwin32/wget-1.11.4-1-bin.zip

Source Files

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gnuwin32/wget-1.11.4-1-src-setup.exe

Documentation

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gnuwin32/wget-1.11.4-1-doc.zip

Download From Eternallybored

Eternallybored.org is a web site that provides GNU project windows binaries. We can download wget from the following links.

32 Bit Binary

https://eternallybored.org/misc/wget/releases/wget-1.19.1-win32.zip

64 Bit Binary

https://eternallybored.org/misc/wget/releases/wget-1.19.1-win64.zip

Installation

Download wget.exe or similar files and extract if required. Then create a folder named wget in the program files.

> mkdir wget

Copy Files

We will copy file or files to the newly created folder named wget . The full path of wget is C:\Program Files\wget .

> copy "c:\Users\ismail\Downloads\wget64.exe" "c:\Program Files\wget\"

Add Wget Path To Environment Variables

Now we will add the current path of wget binary to the system path. Computer -> Advenced System Settings -> Advenced -> Environment Variables -> Path  System variable. Add the following line. This will add wget path to the PATH variable which is used to locate commands and binaries. So we can use wget from different directories and drives without providing the whole wget binary path.

;C:\Program Files\wget

Run Wget Windows

Now open new MS-DOS or Powershell terminal to run wget command.

> wget64.exe --help
Run Wget Windows
Run Wget Windows

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