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I frequently need to download a video from a varieties of websites on a remote Linux server. So wondering if there is an easy command/tool to do so?

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possible duplicate of http get from the shell in Mac OS X –  Daniel Beck Apr 19 '11 at 17:31

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If you have the URL and aren't looking for anything terribly complex, wget works just fine (I use it on linux and windows for large downloads).

wget http://www.site.com/stuff.flv
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In know how to use wget for this simple scenario, but what if the webpages's url does not end with stuff.flv (as often it does not)? –  alfi Apr 19 '11 at 18:17
    
wget -O stuff.flv http://www.site.com/get_stuff.php?video_id=99 –  RedGrittyBrick Apr 19 '11 at 18:52

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