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redirect wget output to the terminal, instead of a file

Terminal - redirect wget output to the terminal, instead of a file
wget -q -O - "$@" <url>
2009-04-15 16:10:59
User: unixx
Functions: wget
redirect wget output to the terminal, instead of a file


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Use -q instead of -o /dev/null

Comment by sud0er 314 weeks and 3 days ago


Comment by unixx 314 weeks and 3 days ago

or you could just:

curl <url>
Comment by linuxrawkstar 314 weeks and 3 days ago

I second the curl, it's more common on servers as well - aka portability.

Comment by sudopeople 314 weeks and 3 days ago

yes, this was a command variation for those that are using wget.

some like traceroute, others mtr.

Comment by unixx 314 weeks and 3 days ago

To shorten the command a tiny bit:

wget -qO- <url>

as it wonderfully uses the gnuopts, you don't need those superfluous spaces, and the "$@" only makes sense if this is in a function.

Comment by clockworkavian 314 weeks and 3 days ago

excellent, thanks!

alias wgeto="wget -qO- <url>"
Comment by unixx 314 weeks and 2 days ago

Great, thanks! I think you should update the top (green) command to clockworkavian's shortened version, then I would vote it up :)

Comment by johandicap 245 weeks ago

What's the "$@" good for?

Comment by Neo23x0 156 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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