Just a quick post detailing the installation of
wget on OSX.
wget is a useful tool that can be used in the terminal for downloading files from the internet.
It should be pre-installed with most Linux distributions, but might not be installed on OSX.
This post lists a few options for installing wget on OSX. I prefer the third option, which is reproduced here, and uses
curl, which should be installed on OSX. In a terminal, enter the following:
Note: Instead of using the following manual commands, using
curl, just use
brew install wget
mkdir -p ~/build/wget
#note: could use a later version, e.g. 19, but 15 will be easier to install
# version 19 would not create a makefile easily
curl -O http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/wget-1.15.tar.gz
tar -zxvf wget-1.15.tar.gz
#instead of just ./configure use the following
sudo make install
It will be installed to