Download the File at the end of a Url in Ubuntu

Found that there is a nice little commandline tool in Ubuntu:


I needed to get a file where I only had the Url for the file and no other method of downloading it without FireFox opening Media player (Which was no good because it doesn’t have the required Codec and it can’t seem to install it either)

I typed:

wget --output-document=/<whereToPutTheFileHere>    <url> 

And that problem was solved.

Linux systems like Ubuntu have an amazing set of tools that are hidden in the file system away the comfort(for some people) of the GUI. You never know about them until you need to solve a problem and stumble across them in forums

Cheerz to the writer of wget! Now I’ve just got to convert it to something useful.


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