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?
There's an answer on StackOverflow that does this:
wget -q --show-progress http://example.com
--show-progress will override the "quiet" flag.
The following option works great to show minimum progress without complete silence like
wget --progress=bar:force:noscroll https://repo.anaconda.com/...
For wget 1.16+, use
-q --show-progress to show the progress bar only, as mentioned in an earlier answer.
wget -q --show-progress https://repo.anaconda.com/...
$ 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
$ curl "http://curl.haxx.se/download/curl-7.21.6.tar.lzma" -o nul -# ######### 13,3%