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enrico68
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:28 pm    Post subject: Connecting via wget with no homepage Reply with quote

Hello,

I am trying to download some .tar.gz files from the internet, but, when I run the wget in the bash shell, I get connected, but then I get back to the prompt, and there's no website to look at. I tried for example to get on www.gentoo.org, same thing. After every attempt, at the end, I get a message: index.html.1, index.html.2....I am using wget, as links, elink, lynks won't work. What is the problem, as, before finishing up my installation, elinks worked, and I could go on the internet, as I did to download the Stage3 pack from the gentoo website. Any help will be appreciated,

enrico
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

enrico68,

wget does what its says. Its gets files.

when you wget gentoo.org. you get the index.html file. Inside the file is the html describing the gentoo.org home page. wget does not render it for you.

If you
Code:
wget http://distfiles.gentoo.org/releases/amd64/autobuilds/20161124/install-amd64-minimal-20161124.iso

You will have a file called install-amd64-minimal-20161124.iso

For getting distfiles with wget, you need to pass it the full URL. There is no navigation facility as there is in a web browser.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi NeddySeagoon,

and thank you for your explanation, something else I did not know, that I learned,

enrico
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