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wget/cURL alternative native to Windows?

I am currently looknig for a DOS down-loader similar to wget, are there any alternatives for Windows?

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DOS and Windows are two different operating systems. In addition, DOS hasn't been used for the last 15 years or so. (Well, in some sense Windows 9x operating systems are DOS applications.) The command line interpreter cmd.exe that is found in Windows has nothing to do with the old DOS operating system! So, are you looking for a DOS application or a command-line (console) Windows application? –  Andreas Rejbrand Jun 16 '11 at 12:02
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If you're looking for Windows command line (excellent point @Andreas), cURL may work for you. Look for the binary download not the source. –  jonsca Jun 16 '11 at 12:05
    
@jonsca Thanks, actually I just found it myself :) –  Tamzin Jun 16 '11 at 12:11
    
Please see this link users.ugent.be/~bpuype/wget , you can download the same wget exe and can be run on dos same as linux,... To retrieve with passwords (http or ftp), you can use the following url syntax: wget username:password@www.example.net/somedir/somefile wget username:password@ftp.example.net/somedir/somefile –  Siraj Khan 4 hours ago
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Wait, what?

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I've used this wget version for years: users.ugent.be/~bpuype/wget –  jftuga Jun 16 '11 at 12:37
    
+1, you don't need a wget alternative. –  Phoshi Jun 16 '11 at 13:00
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However, if you would like an alternative, aria2 is very nice. Handles HTTP/S, FTP, Metalinks, BitTorrent, segmented downloads, preallocation, download resuming, reading cookies from Firefox/Chrome, can be daemonized and controlled via JSON-RPC/XML-RPC.

A GUI frontend is available in uGet.

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Already answered: http://superuser.com/a/350763/102983

Native to Windows (comes preinstalled, and depends on "bits" Windows service):

bitsadmin

Can do what wget does, and prolly more (you can control an ongoing job via api like commands - for example you can get status speed and cancel if it is too slow)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa362813(v=vs.85).aspx

Example usage from my own experience (you can do parallel downloads in the same .bat, or do sequencial downloads in the same job):

bitsadmin /create thisissomejobname

bitsadmin /addfile thisissomejobname http://kakao.ro/Pictures.iso C:\john_pictures.iso

bitsadmin /SetCredentials thisissomejobname Server BASIC somehttpuser somehttppassword

bitsadmin /resume thisissomejobname

REM how to get status:
bitsadmin /info thisissomejobname
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