Wget Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Wget for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is aria2, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Wget and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Wget are uGet (Free, Open Source), cURL (Free, Open Source), ArchiveBox (Free, Open Source) and HTTPie (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 23, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      AWGG or Advanced Wget GUI is a download or frontend manager of the most popular download engines such as wget, aria2, curl, youtube-dl and axel, it was created with the aim of unifying the different functionalities of these in a single download manager , is created in Lazarus +...
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Firefox
      Download files using curl or wget. This addon generates curl/wget commands that emulate the request as though it's coming from your browser allowing you to download protected files directly to a separate machine (e.g. server).


    1. KGet is a versatile and user-friendly download manager for KDE. By default it is the download manager used for Konqueror, but can also be used with Mozilla Firefox. KGet is part of the KDE Network package and can download files from FTP, HTTP(S) and BitTorrent sources.
    2. Wpull is a wget-compatible web downloader and crawler with WARC and Python/Lua scripting support
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      RESTClient can be used to test variety of HTTP communications and RESTful webservices. Friendly GUI, rich functionalities.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • BSD
      This project is a java web spider (web crawler) with the ability to download (and resume) files. It is also highly customizable with regular expressions and download templates.

      Discontinued

      Last update was released 2010-05-30

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    3. FatRat is an open source download manager for Linux written in C++ and built on top of the Trolltech Qt 4 library. It is rich in features and is continuously extended.

      Discontinued

      The project is still developed as of 2018, but latest version, 1.2.0_beta2, dates back July 2012. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    4. flareGet is a full featured multi-threaded and multisegment download manager for Linux, Windows and Mac. It supports browser integration through addons and many more features.
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    5. kurly is a tool to transfer data from a HTTP(S) server, similar to curl.
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    6. Steadyflow is a GTK+ based download manager that aims for minimalism, ease of use, and a clean, malleable codebase. It should be easy to control, whether from the GUI, command line, or D-Bus.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.0, released in June 2012, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

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