wget -q -O - "$@" <url>

redirect wget output to the terminal, instead of a file


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

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What Others Think

Use -q instead of -o /dev/null
sud0er · 475 weeks and 1 day ago
thanks.
unixx · 475 weeks and 1 day ago
or you could just: curl <url>
linuxrawkstar · 475 weeks and 1 day ago
I second the curl, it's more common on servers as well - aka portability.
sudopeople · 475 weeks and 1 day ago
yes, this was a command variation for those that are using wget. some like traceroute, others mtr.
unixx · 475 weeks and 1 day 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 "$@" only makes sense if this is in a function.
clockworkavian · 475 weeks ago
excellent, thanks! alias wgeto="wget -qO- <url>"
unixx · 475 weeks ago
Great, thanks! I think you should update the top (green) command to clockworkavian's shortened version, then I would vote it up :)
johandicap · 405 weeks and 5 days ago
What's the "$@" good for?
Neo23x0 · 317 weeks and 1 day ago

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