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Download a file via HTTP from a script in Windows

I've never done any scripting on Windows but now I need to write a batch file that downloads a file off the Internet (amongst other things). If it was Linux I would use wget.

Is there a built-in executable that will download a file to a given directory? This needs to run on Windows XP.

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What makes you think you can't use wget on windows? See – nb2580 Mar 8 '10 at 10:16
There is a somewhat built-in HTTP download command. It comes with the resource kit and it is called bitsadmin.exe . FTP download , on the other hand, can be done with a basic DOS script. – djangofan Dec 23 '11 at 23:39

There is no builtin. But wget works just fine in batch files.

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thats wrong, is part of the system since windows xp. – akira May 18 '10 at 9:50
@akira - wow! i didn't know about that one. it turns out that i only installed half of the support tools and i was missing this one among some others. thanks! – djangofan Dec 7 '11 at 21:13

Wget has a Windows version as well. I assume you know how to use it. Besides Wget, there is also cURL (A Windows version is available here, but I haven't used it). You can give it a try.

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