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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 4/24/2015.

GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals etc. GNU Wget has many features to make retrieving large files or mirroring entire web or FTP sites easy.
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To install Wget, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install wget --version

To upgrade Wget, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade wget --version


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $scriptPath = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $wgetPath = Join-Path $scriptPath 'wget.exe'
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile 'Wget' "$wgetPath" ''
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Software Author(s)

  • Giuseppe Scrivano


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
GNU Wget 1.19.3 5176 Sunday, January 21, 2018 approved
GNU Wget 1.19.2 97175 Saturday, October 28, 2017 approved
GNU Wget 1.19.1 255966 Sunday, February 26, 2017 approved
GNU Wget 19962 Saturday, December 10, 2016 approved
GNU Wget (Install) 1.18 6850 Wednesday, December 7, 2016 approved
Wget 55327 Saturday, November 28, 2015 approved
Wget 17715 Wednesday, April 8, 2015 approved
Wget 30639 Sunday, January 22, 2012 approved
Wget 1.11.4 491 Sunday, January 15, 2012 approved

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