How do I download all files starting with a specified name with wget?

For example, I have the link https://mylink.com/directory/.

There are the following files:


So, for example, I want to download all the files that starts with myFile. I read the help for the wget command but I didnt find anything useful. How can I do this?

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    The official docs on filtering for specific files. In short, the option would be something like --accept 'myFile*'. Apr 12 '19 at 14:12
  • @Anaksunaman so it doesnt work... I try wget -A "myFile_*[0-9]{2}_[0-9]{2}*.txt" https://mylink.com/directory/ but it doesnt help
    – Samvel
    Apr 12 '19 at 14:37
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    Use the accept-type option in conjunction with the mirroring or recursive options
    – ivanivan
    Apr 12 '19 at 15:04

As pointed out in the comments by @ivanivan, the -A (--accept) series of options must be used in conjunction with the -m (mirror) or -r (recursive) options. Therefore, interpreting your example command, the command you would likely want would be e.g. wget -m -nd -A "myFile_*_*.txt" https://mylink.com/directory/ (where -nd places all the matching files in a single directory rather than e.g. /mylink.com/directory/file.txt).


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