Is it possible to get WGET to only show download progress e.g. download bar, opposed to all of the connection info, as it does look a little ugly on the client side, is this possible to do?


You can use -nv to make wget less verbose, but it won't show download progress in that case.

  • This doesn't show the progress bar... – JoeNahmias Aug 5 '19 at 14:04

There's an answer on StackOverflow that does this:

wget -q --show-progress http://example.com

--show-progress will override the "quiet" flag.

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    should be the accepted answer as it relates to wget specifically. – cerd Jun 22 '17 at 22:47

Try curl instead...

$ curl "http://curl.haxx.se/download/curl-7.21.6.tar.lzma" -o nul
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
 11 1838k   11  213k    0     0   7996      0  0:03:55  0:00:27  0:03:28 18096

...or curl -#:

$ curl "http://curl.haxx.se/download/curl-7.21.6.tar.lzma" -o nul -#
#########                                                                 13,3%

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