I guess wget needs no further introduction.

Too bad its not included on OS X. so here are a few steps in getting it on an OS X Lion.

  1. Download the source code of the latest version of wget from http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/

  2. Once downloaded, extract it.. here i downloaded the bzip archive

    tar -jxvf wget-1.13.4.tar.bz2
  3. Enter the extracted folder and configure. here we tell wget to configure with openssl instead of the default gnutls which breaks upon configuration

    configure --with-ssl=openssl 
  4. Compile

  5. Install

    sudo make install 

    and now we have wget on OS X Lion ``` wisu-mbp:wget-1.13.4 wisu$ wget -V GNU Wget 1.13.4 built on darwin11.3.0. +digest +https +ipv6 -iri +large-file -nls +ntlm +opie +ssl/openssl

Wgetrc: /usr/local/etc/wgetrc (system) Compile: gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DSYSTEM_WGETRC=”/usr/local/etc/wgetrc” -DLOCALEDIR=”/usr/local/share/locale” -I. -I../lib -I../lib -O2 -Wall Link: gcc -O2 -Wall -liconv -lssl -lcrypto -lz -ldl -lz ftp-opie.o openssl.o http-ntlm.o ../lib/libgnu.a Copyright © 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. Originally written by Hrvoje Niksic . Please send bug reports and questions to . ```

Have fun!