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I want to download the following subdomain with the recursive option using wget:

So if that URL has links to and, these two should also be downloaded.

But I don't want anything outside the subdomain to be downloaded. For example, if has a link back to, the page should not be downloaded.

What wget command should I use?

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migrated from Oct 13 '12 at 8:56

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Use the --no-parent option in wget:


Do not ever ascend to the parent directory when retrieving recursively. This is a useful option, since it guarantees that only the files below a certain hierarchy will be downloaded.

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Ah, that's what I'm looking for. The wget options are so numerous that I couldn't find it. :) – Paul Seangwongree Oct 8 '12 at 19:53

Try using the -I option to specify the directory to include in the download:

wget -r -I,
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