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new user here, though I have used Redhat for 2 years. I didnot install the GUI on my server. I am wondering if it is possible to get a file ...
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    how to download a file under text mode


    new user here, though I have used Redhat for 2 years.

    I didnot install the GUI on my server. I am wondering if it is possible to get a file from a website under the command window (text mode). Thanks

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    Try
    Code:
    links <url>
    and
    Code:
    lynx <url>
    I'm not sure which one is there by default, but usually one of them is.
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    thank you for your prompt response.

    I just tried. It says I donot have these two command. I use Red Hat 9.

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    You'll probably have to install one of them, then. The only other text-mode browser I can think of off the top of my head would be w3m. If you're going to install one of them, I would probably go with links because it supports frames.
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    Actually I would say that
    Code:
    wget <url>
    is a better command, if it is just a plain file you wish to download

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    Quote Originally Posted by swemic
    Actually I would say that
    Code:
    wget <url>
    is a better command, if it is just a plain file you wish to download
    That's true. I just usually have a text-mode browser installed because it's handy to be able to google, etc. so I didn't immediately think of wget.
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    wget one of the best reason why you should leave IE & M$ Windows behind you, and start scripting your own bash to download multiple files without the "flashing lights and screeming tunes"

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    But does it support flash? And what about popups? Those are important, dammit!
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    Damn, did not think of that! Have to ask the developers if they can fix a wget with ad's/flash support

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