Wget is used, like all command line tools, from the command line. So to take advantage of wget's power you must first open up a terminal window (such as aterm, eterm, xterm, or gnome-terminal). With the terminal window open the basic usage of the command is:
Where LINK_TO_DOWNLOAD_FILE is the actual url to the file you want to download. The url doesn't have to be in the form of http because wget can also download from ftp sources as well.
Say there is a particular website (such as Brighthub) you want to be able to view offline. To do this you would enter wget as such:
wget -r -l 0 http://www.brighthub.com
In the above example you can see the following arguments:
- r - Means to recursively download.
- l - Sets a limit on the depth of download. Using 0 for this argument tells wget there is no limit
Let's say your download was interrupted for some reason. To attempt to pick it up where wget left off you would issue the command:
wget -c SAME_LINK_THAT_WAS_PREVIOUSLY_ATTEMPTED
Where SAME_LINK_THAT_WAS_PREVIOUSLY_ATTEMPTED is the exact link that was interrupted.