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Thread: How do I use wget properly to download files from sourceforge.net?

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    How do I use wget properly to download files from sourceforge.net?

    I'm trying to write a script to automate a download process from sourceforge.net. The problem is that the actual file link has a bunch of redirects that wget is unable to follow.

    Here is my example:

    wget http://sourceforge.net/tracker/downl...76&aid=1940289

    That is not exactly working -- unless I download it manually using firefox.

    How can I get wget to navigate and eventually download the .tar.gz file?

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    Re: How do I use wget properly to download files from sourceforge.net?

    Just in case anyone wants to know you need the use of quotes and to designate a download file name for clarity:

    wget "http://sourceforge.net/tracker/download.php?group_id=92888&atid=676821&file_id=27 4176&aid=1940289" -O Ubuntu_Human.tar.gz

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    Re: How do I use wget properly to download files from sourceforge.net?

    Thank you

    Was a long time ago, but you saved my day

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    Re: How do I use wget properly to download files from sourceforge.net?

    Closed, necromancing.

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