Downloading with wget

GNU wget is a free program for retrieving files from the Web.  I freely admit that I’m just a casual user and don’t know all the things that it can do.  But it does one thing that I use quite often:  download a list of files.  It’s incredibly convenient.  All you have to do is create a text file that contains the URLs of the files you want to download, one file per line.  Then fire up wget.  Assuming the file that contains the URLs is called DownloadList.txt, then this command line will download all the files, one at a time:

wget -i DownloadList.txt

wget is available on just about any Linux distribution.  There’s also a Windows version.

Documentation is at