GNU wget

Use GNU wget to download multiple files from web or FTP servers. GNU wget is particularly useful if you must use a poor-quality connection; it can resume interrupted transfers automatically (using its -c option) and offers many useful features for batch-oriented file transfer.

Sources are in wget-*.tar.gz, and binaries for MS-Windows are in wget-* The sources can be compiled under GNU/Linux, Mac OS/X, MS-Windows, or any version of UNIX. If you use GNU/Linux, wget may be installed already (it is included in most GNU/Linux distributions).

For a concise summary of how to use wget, use the command:

   wget --help

To download an entire PhysioBank database, for example, use a command such as:

   wget -r -np
(or substitute the name of a nearby PhysioNet mirror for

The GNU wget manual is available here.

IMPORTANT!! PLEASE DON'T USE wget TO MIRROR ALL OF PHYSIONET! THIS MEANS YOU!! You are welcome to set up a mirror if you wish, but use rsync as described in the PhysioNet Mirror-HOWTO to minimize the impact on other users.

For updates of wget, visit the wget home page.

For updates and further information about the MS-Windows ports of wget, look here.

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Updated Friday, 28 October 2016 at 22:58 CEST

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