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I'm looking for a cmd only command that will allow me to download a file.

No bitsadmin, no powershell, no .vbs scripts.

My own research has lead me nowhere, there only seems to be things about bitsadmin, powershell, .vbs, downloading a curl program etc

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    Newer Windows 10 versions has curl binary pre-installed. Another program is aria2 (cross platform). – Biswapriyo Dec 29 '18 at 7:25
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    "Download a file" term is too general. Specify a protocol.. at least... And why so restrictions - no scripts? – Akina Dec 29 '18 at 7:35
  • Akina, I want to download a .zip file, or at least an .exe – Isse Dec 29 '18 at 7:48
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    Why are there such restrictions? Are you on an ancient pre-Vista OS? If yes then you shouldn't even connect the PC to the internet – phuclv Dec 29 '18 at 9:49
  • Even older windows versions do inculde C:\Windows\System32\ftp.exe – LotPings Dec 29 '18 at 13:32
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wget is popular tool for Linux users to download a file from URL. There is a windows version of wget is available which can be used for the same. Here is the download link:

http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/wget.htm

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