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wget http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ -qO- | sed -n "/fmt_url_map/{s/[\'\"\|]/\n/g;p}" | sed -n '/^fmt_url_map/,/videoplayback/p' | sed -e :a -e '$q;N;5,$D;ba' | tr -d '\n' | sed -e 's/\(.*\),\(.\)\{1,3\}/\1/' | wget -i - -O surprise.flv
2011-01-25 04:19:06
User: Eno
Functions: sed tr wget

Nothing special required, just wget, sed & tr!

wget http://URL/FILE.tar.gz -O - | tar xfz -
2011-01-18 12:17:16
Functions: tar wget

This will uncompress the file while it's being downloaded which makes it much faster

wget -e robots=off -E -H -k -K -p http://<page>
wget -qO- www.commandlinefu.com/commands/by/PhillipNordwall | awk -F\> '/num-votes/{S+=$2; I++}END{print S/I}'
head -100000 /dev/urandom | strings|tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]'|sort >temp.txt && wget -q http://www.mavi1.org/web_security/wordlists/webster-dictionary.txt -O-|tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]'|sort >temp2.txt&&comm -12 temp.txt temp2.txt
wget -qO - http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/datasets | grep -E href='(.+\.zip)' | sed -r "s/.*href='(.+\.zip)'.*/\1/" | uniq | while read line; do `wget $line`; done
wget -q -nd http://www.biranchi.com/ip.php; echo "Your external ip is : `cat ip.php`"
2010-12-20 09:53:59
User: pebkac
Functions: echo wget

This is a convinient way to do it in scripts. You also want to rm the ip.php file afterwards

for ((;;)) do pgrep wget ||shutdown -h now; sleep 5; done
wget -O gsplitter.crx "https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx?response=redirect&x=id%3Dlnlfpoefmdfplomdfppalohfbmlapjjo%26uc%26lang%3Den-US&prod=chrome&prodversion=8.0.552.224" ; google-chrome --load-extension gspliter.crx
2010-12-14 19:12:18
User: strzel_a
Functions: wget

Download Gsplitter extension, and execute it with Chrome !

Or download it here :


function 4get () { curl $1 | grep -i "File<a href" | awk -F '<a href="' '{print $4}' | awk -F '" ' '{print $1}' | xargs wget }
2010-12-11 09:01:32
User: gml
Functions: awk grep wget xargs

Useful for ripping wallpaper from 4chan.org/wg

cd /usr/src ; wget http://www.rarlab.com/rar/unrarsrc-4.0.2.tar.gz ; tar xvfz unrarsrc-4.0.2.tar.gz ; cd unrar ; ln -s makefile.unix Makefile ; make clean ; make ; make install
wget -qO - http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/random/plaintext | sed -n '1d; /./p'
2010-12-05 15:32:14
User: dramaturg
Functions: sed wget

Seeing that we get back plain text anyway we don't need lynx. Also the sed-part removes the credit line.

wget -qO- "VURL" | grep -o "googleplayer.swf?videoUrl\\\x3d\(.\+\)\\\x26thumbnailUrl\\\x3dhttp" | grep -o "http.\+" | sed -e's/%\([0-9A-F][0-9A-F]\)/\\\\\x\1/g' | xargs echo -e | sed 's/.\{22\}$//g' | xargs wget -O OUPUT_FILE
2010-12-03 17:27:08
Functions: echo grep sed wget xargs

Download google video with wget. Or, if you wish, pass video URL to ie mplayer to view as stream.

1. VURL: replace with url. I.e. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=12312312312312313#

2. OUPUT_FILE : optionally change to a more suited name. This is the downloaded file. I.e. foo.flv

# Improvements greatly appreciated. (close to my first linux command after ls -A :) )

Breakedown pipe by pipe:

1. wget: html from google, pass to stdout

2. grep: get the video url until thumbnailUrl (not needed)

3. grep: Strip off everything before http://

4. sed: urldecode

5. echo: hex escapes

6. sed: stipr of tailing before thumbnailUrl

7. wget: download. Here one could use i.e. mplayer or other...

wget -O LICENSE.txt http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt
wget --auth-no-challenge --server-response -O- $url 2>&1 | grep "Cookie" | sed "s/^ Set-//g" > cookie.txt; wget --auth-no-challenge --server-response --http-user="user" --http-password="pw" --header="$(cat cookie.txt)" -O- $url
2010-12-01 11:24:35
User: glaudiston
Functions: grep sed wget

I have a server with a php requiring basic authentication, like this:

header('WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm="do auth"');

header('HTTP/1.0 401 Unauthorized');


And the basic authentication in wget do not worked:

wget --auth-no-challenge --http-user="username" --http-password="password" -O- "http://url" wget --keep-session-cookies --save-cookies=cookies.txt --load-cookies=cokies.txt --http-user="username" --http-password="password" -O- "http://url"

I always received the 401 Authorization failed.

The saved cookie is always empty.

With my way, I received the header from the server and save the cookie, then resend the session cookie with authentication data

cat video.ogg | nc -l -p 4232 & wget http://users.bshellz.net/~bazza/?nombre=name -O - & sleep 10; mplayer http://users.bshellz.net/~bazza/datos/name.ogg
wget -q -O- --header\="Accept-Encoding: gzip" <url> | gunzip > out.html
2010-11-27 22:14:42
User: ashish_0x90
Functions: gunzip wget

Get gzip compressed web page using wget.

Caution: The command will fail in case website doesn't return gzip encoded content, though most of thw websites have gzip support now a days.

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb http://archive.offensive-security.com pwnsauce main microverse macroverse restricted universe multiverse' && wget -q http://archive.offensive-security.com/backtrack.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
2010-11-16 18:23:48
User: kzh
Functions: sudo wget
Tags: Debian

Add the BackTrack repositories to your Debian based GNU/Linux distribution. Thanks to http://it-john.com/home/technology/linux-technology/add-back-track-4-repo-to-ubuntu/

wget `youtube-dl -g 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S3O9qi2E2U'` -O - | tee -a parachute-ending.flv | mplayer -cache 8192 -
2010-10-28 13:51:59
User: artagnon
Functions: tee wget

Watch a video while it's downloading. It's additionally saved to the disk for later viewing.

wget -O xkcd_$(date +%y-%m-%d).png `lynx --dump http://xkcd.com/|grep png`; eog xkcd_$(date +%y-%m-%d).png
diff <(wget -q -O - URL1) <(wget -q -O - URL2)
svn co http://simile.mit.edu/repository/crowbar/trunk&& cd ./trunk/xulapp/ xulrunner --install-app && Xvfb :1 && DISPLAY=:1 xulrunner application.ini 2>/dev/null 1>/dev/null && wget -O- ""
2010-10-16 05:12:11
User: argv
Functions: cd wget

some other options:



much more with piggybank as scraper

works well with your favourite curses or non-curses http clients

ip2loc() { wget -qO - www.ip2location.com/$1 | grep "<span id=\"dgLookup__ctl2_lblICountry\">" | sed 's/<[^>]*>//g; s/^[\t]*//; s/&quot;/"/g; s/</</g; s/>/>/g; s/&amp;/\&/g'; }
2010-10-13 00:19:35
User: bkuri
Functions: grep sed wget

Grabs the ip2location site and removes everything but the span tag containing the country value. Place it inside your .bashrc or .bash_aliases file.

wget -qO - http://i18n.counter.li.org/ | grep 'users registered' | sed 's/.*\<font size=7\>//g' | tr '\>' ' ' | sed 's/<br.*//g' | tr ' ' '\0'
wget -O - 'https://USERNAMEHERE:[email protected]/mail/feed/atom' --no-check-certificate
2010-09-26 14:47:13
User: PLA
Functions: wget

I use this command in my Conky script to display the number of messages in my Gmail inbox and to list the from: and subject: fields.