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When trying to use the command line on Windows to wget a file, I'm getting a 404 error

C:\Users\xxxx>wget +;
SYSTEM_WGETRC = c:/progra~1/wget/etc/wgetrc
syswgetrc = C:\Program Files\GnuWin32/etc/wgetrc
--2011-06-07 15:59:19--  http://+/

Resolving .
Connecting to ||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2011-06-07 15:59:21 ERROR 404: Not Found.
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migrated from Jun 7 '11 at 23:56

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Why is the + right after the wget command? Looks like wget is trying to resolve/pull that as a URL based on the end, the "http://+/"

Try it without the +. In fact, try it with just:


This works for me on a linux box.

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Drop the + (as mentioned by @baraboom) and also drop the semi-colon at the end of the line.

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