Get ‘wget’ from ‘curl’

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First, use curl to download the latest wget source:

curl -O http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/wget-1.13.4.tar.gz

Next we use tar to uncompress the files you just downloaded:

tar -xzf wget-1.13.4.tar.gz

Use cd to change to the directory:

cd wget-1.13.4

Configure with the appropriate –with-ssl flag to prevent a “GNUTLS not available” error:

./configure --with-ssl=openssl

Build the source:

make

Install wget, it ends up in /usr/local/bin/:

sudo make install

Confirm everything worked by running wget:

wget --help

Clean up by removing wget source files when finished:

cd .. && rm -rf wget*

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