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To install wget on a Mac, first make sure you have Xcode installed. Then, create a place to do your installation from: mkdir ~/Desktop/wgetinstall; cd ~/Desktop/wgetinstall Then, curl it down from the gnu.org ftp servers: curl -O http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/wget-1.14.tar.gz Next, extract the tar file: tar xvf ~/Desktop/wgetinstall/wget-1.14.tar.gz Then cd into the wget directory: cd wget-1.14 And then let’s config: ./configure --with-ssl=openssl Then a standard make: make Then a typical make install: make install Now let’s make sure we know where it went: type -a wget And now let’s test wget —version And to test downloading: wget http://www.apple.com Then, clean up after your installer: rm -rf ~/Desktop/wgetinstall

January 30th, 2014

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