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Wikipedia says the following about
GNU Wget is a simple and powerful computer program that retrieves content from web servers, and is part of the GNU Project. Its name is derived from World Wide Web and
get, connotative of its primary function. It currently supports downloading via HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols, the most popular TCP/IP-based protocols used for web browsing.
Its features include recursive download, conversion of links for offline viewing of local HTML, support for proxies, and much more. It appeared in 1996, coinciding with the boom of popularity of the Web, causing its wide use among Unix users and distribution with most major Linux distributions.
Why replace the existing
You may already have a version of
wget installed because that was included in
busybox , which was installed with fun_plug. But the standard GNU version, however, has a few features which the smaller
busybox version doesn’t (such as support for HTTPS or user credentials). This package allows you to use all the features of the standard version.
In this tutorial we assume that the fun_plug 0.5 is already installed on the NAS and that you synchronized Uli’s repository:
ls -al /ffp/bin/wget funpkg -i /ffp/pkg/additional/net-misc/wget*.tgz ls -al /ffp/bin/wget
Note that the first
ls command will show the original symbolic link from
busybox. After installation of the package,
ls will show a normal executable program:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 207172 Oct 14 23:46 /ffp/bin/wget
Documentation for wget is available at the GNU-Website.