redirect wget output to the terminal, instead of a file

wget -q -O - "[email protected]" <url>

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By: unixx
2009-04-15 16:10:59

What Others Think

Use -q instead of -o /dev/null
sud0er · 589 weeks and 4 days ago
thanks.
unixx · 589 weeks and 4 days ago
or you could just: curl <url>
linuxrawkstar · 589 weeks and 4 days ago
I second the curl, it's more common on servers as well - aka portability.
sudopeople · 589 weeks and 4 days ago
yes, this was a command variation for those that are using wget. some like traceroute, others mtr.
unixx · 589 weeks and 4 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 "[email protected]" only makes sense if this is in a function.
clockworkavian · 589 weeks and 4 days ago
excellent, thanks! alias wgeto="wget -qO- <url>"
unixx · 589 weeks and 4 days ago
Great, thanks! I think you should update the top (green) command to clockworkavian's shortened version, then I would vote it up :)
johandicap · 520 weeks and 2 days ago
What's the "[email protected]" good for?
Neo23x0 · 431 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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