wget on Mac OS X

By default, there is no wget on Mac OS X.

$ wget http://www-us.apache.org/dist/tomcat/tomcat-8/v8.5.9/bin/apache-tomcat-8.5.9.tar.gz
-bash: wget: command not found

On Mac OS X, the equivalent of Linux’s wget is curl -O

$ curl -O http://www-us.apache.org/dist/tomcat/tomcat-8/v8.5.9/bin/apache-tomcat-8.5.9.tar.gz

  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
 49 9112k   49 4481k    0     0   654k      0  0:00:13  0:00:06  0:00:07  793k

P.S Uppercase alphabet O, not number zero.

If you really like the original wget on Mac OS X, try install with brew

brew install wget

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Kevin D
Kevin D

This just helped me. Thank you. Didn’t think of using brew

Walter Friagas
Walter Friagas

How can you write with those eyes?

Rodrigo Mego
Rodrigo Mego

He writes with his hands…