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when a download with wget and user the argument

wget url --no-remove-listing

I can save the .listing file.

but, How I can download only the .listing file ?

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You can use the --spider option to prevent wget from downloading anything. The .listing file will still be created, of course.

wget url --spider --no-remove-listing
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