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i am not able to use wget in my ubuntu system.. whenever i try to download anything for example,

sudo wget

what i get is

–2009-09-18 10:15:15– hxxp://
Connecting to||:80… ^C

The above is same for any website. i am able to do sudo apt-get install and this is the evidence that i am connecting to the internet. But for wget case i am not able to. Is there any config settings that i need to do, like configuring the wgetrc file? Please help me...

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Any errors occur, or does it just hang? – Chazadanga Sep 20 '09 at 13:32
btw: why do you use sudo when calling wget? you don't need any superuser rights for downloading do you? – Kai Sep 20 '09 at 13:36
He may saving it to a dir where he needs Sufi to write to. – Josh Hunt Sep 20 '09 at 14:45

Try using cURL:

curl -O

As far as I know cURL is not installed in Ubuntu by default, so you will need to:

sudo apt-get install curl
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