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26 February 2018 / by André Maré

How to Install Wget on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Wget on macOS using Homebrew.

What is Wget?

“GNU Wget is a computer program that retrieves content from web servers. Its name derives from World Wide Web and get. It supports downloading via HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP. Wget is developed in an open fashion, most of the design decisions typically being discussed on the public mailing list followed by users and developers.” ~ Wikipedia

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install wget on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew install wget

Brew Commands

This sections provide a quick set of commands on how to install Wget on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

Tips & Cheatsheet

The Brew Cheatsheet commands can be downloaded from the link below. The PDF document contains a list of the brew commands that are frequently used. This cheatsheet document is not intended as a complete documented list of all commands and for that you should rather visit the official brew documentation page.

MarkDown Cheatsheet

One must learn by doing the thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty, until you try. ~ Sophocles