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I have used wget to download several compressed packages(in a failed attempt to manually emulate apt-get, if that is of any significance), and I don't remember the packages' locations.
Is it possible to see the wget download history(I want to see it in order to erase all the downloads I've made)? Or maybe is there a more general operating system download history, including what has been downloaded by all network utilities and browsers?

I am running Linux. (Ubuntu 13.04 to be more specific, although this is probably irrelevant)

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wget doesn't have that option, AFAIK, unless you specify a logfile, or if your shell has some sort of memory. – Doktoro Reichard Dec 21 '13 at 18:36


Your best chance is to check your .bash_history (or your shells equivalent)

If you know roughly what the files are named you can use locate to find them.

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Or write a wrapper to log it,

$ sudo mv /usr/bin/wget /usr/bin/wget.orig
$ sudo touch /usr/bin/wget
$ sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/wget
$ sudo touch /var/log/wget.log
$ sudo chmod 666 /var/log/wget.log

then, edit /usr/bin/wget as below


echo $@ >> /var/log/wget.log
/usr/bin/wget.orig $@
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