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I know I can download files from Dropbox with wget by replacing dl=0 to dl=1 (e.g. this post).

What I' am wondering is if I have a link to a shared folder on Dropbox can download specific files within a shared folder using wget? Or do I have to create shared links to each individual file?

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Good question. While you cannot modify the link, you can use --accept option.

wget --no-check-certificate -r --level 3 --accept "beach_photo.jpg" "https://www.dropbox.com/sh/...?dl=1"

You can use asteriks as a joker value, like "beach_photo.*" or "*.mp4"

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