5 Linux Command Line Based Tools for Downloading Files and Browsing Websites

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21 Responses

  1. pathi says:

    Hi
    I am trying to download a zip file from browser, it showing the message like “0curl: (7) Failed to connect to 10.10.10.10 port 80: No route to host”.
    Any idea to resolve the issue. Thanks in advance.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Pathi,

      It seems the remote server firewall is blocking, have you opened port 80 on the destination server that you’re trying to connect..

  2. Gene Ricky Shaw says:

    Wget doesn’t really work that well. Most sites block it and attempting to bypass that by adding a user-agent doesn’t really trick the site.

    • wgetman says:

      Wget does work very well if you spoof the user-agent string and make the target website ‘think’ that you are just a user, and not wget.

  3. Cyril says:

    much better and feature-full than wget, curl or elinks for the ftp protocol, lftp is great for interactive as well as scripting
    http://lftp.yar.ru/features.html

  4. Abhilash Anandan says:

    I think youtube-dl and axel would’ve been worth mentioning.

  5. tom says:

    Thanks for Elinks ;)

  6. juragan says:

    how to using rtorrent with magic link ?

  7. Shamrock says:

    What about:
    fetch, links and lynx ?

  8. April says:

    Great Articles. wget is powerful.

  9. bejo says:

    Axel and aria2c are great too

  10. Alastair says:

    What about Lynx?

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