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i've just installed wget downloader and it works, but i want to change the directory where donwloaded files are sotred. can somebody tell how can i do that??? and can ...
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- 07-28-2007 #1
wget default download directory
i've just installed wget downloader and it works, but i want to change the directory where donwloaded files are sotred. can somebody tell how can i do that???
and can i also specify the donwload directory for each download when i'm starting it???
- 07-28-2007 #2
Wget Manual - Invoking
Set directory prefix to prefix. The directory prefix is the directory where all other files and subdirectories will be saved to, i.e. the top of the retrieval tree. The default is `.' (the current directory).
- 07-28-2007 #3
ok thx. this works for the actual download, but can i also set up the default directory where the files will be download when i don't specify the directory prefix? i usually don't want to use the current one...
- 07-28-2007 #4
I don't know a whole lot about wget, and I haven't read the entire tutorial that I linked to, but you could try this
Put an ampersand (&) behind the wget command
wget http://somefiles.com/filename &
This will cause wget to run in the background, and also it will free up the command line so you can change to a different directory, or whatever.
- 07-28-2007 #5
I don't believe wget has this functionality built in but you can use an alias which will work just fine:
alias wget='wget --directory-prefix=prefix'
Change prefix with whatever you want
Put the alias command on .bashrc to make the change permanentPut your hand in an oven for a minute and it will be like an hour, sit beside a beautiful woman for an hour and it will be like a minute, that is relativity. --Albert Einstein
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