8 thoughts on “A wget replacement for OS X Leopard”

  1. Curl is better than wget for the following reasons:

    1. Uses libcurl a cross platform library
    2. curl sends more stuff to stdout and reads more from stdin
    3. curl supports ftp, ftps, http, https, scp sftp, tftp, telnet, dict, ldap and ldaps while wget supports only http, https and ftp
    4. curl has ssl support
    5. libcurl supports more http authentication methods
    6. Curl is bidirectional while wget offers http post support only
    7. Curl has more development activities.

    The one advantage I see in using wget is it’s ability to download recursively.

    In short curl is better and more powerful. I actually have both on my os x, just cannot remember the last time I used wget.

  2. I am so sorry.

    Saying “which does exactly the same thing” only shows that you failed to grasp wget’s full power.
    It lies within its ability to download recursively.

    This kind of alias is not even close to wget’s capabilities.

    However, I acknowledge that it will work on a single file download.
    Thus, if I may, I would suggest to change your statement (especially the word ‘exactely’) for something that reflects the reality exposed above.

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