I am now using Wget and I download Cygwin as a terminal. Also, I use http://djangoproject.com/download/1.3.1/tarball/ as a test link to download files.

The install process runs smoothly, but when I try to download the file from the above link, an error occurs as I can not find the file on my computer, I can only find a file named "index.html". But the file shoud be a .rar file. Here is the screenshot of the problem. Thank you for your help.

The main code is wget http://djangoproject.com/download/1.3.1/tarball/

Screenshot of the problem

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The screenshot (you can copy & paste code into this site, use the "Code Sample" toolbar button) says "301 Moved Permanently" a few times, but then downloads the file, but without using an output name option or --trust-server-names it gets saved to index.html - that's your downloaded file.

Use --trust-server-names to, well, use the filename the server tells you.

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  • Thanks a lot. I am new to wget and your solution works well. – Yang Yang Mar 13 '17 at 15:54
  • Welcome :) It can be pretty complicated, can download an entire site or be used in scripts. But for just downloading 1 or 2 files a web browser is usually easier – Xen2050 Mar 13 '17 at 16:02
  • Thanks a lot. This example is only a test. Could you take a look at my new question at superuser.com/questions/1188349/… ? Thank you for your help. – Yang Yang Mar 13 '17 at 20:47
  • No problem, these sites actually like upvotes (up-arrow link on the left side, near the check-mark) as a way of saying "thanks" & "that's useful", so feel free to upvote :-) They almost don't like just saying "thanks", it's kind of weird & almost impolite that way, but I guess it keeps the site more focused on questions & answers & useful info. FYI, I spotted something to change in the other question & posted an answer there. – Xen2050 Mar 13 '17 at 21:58

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