wget and curl are two programs present mainly on Linux focusing on downloading files from the command line. They have been adapted under Windows and offer the same commands as their equivalents under Linux.
wget can be used in command line and supports different protocols (https, https, ftp).
It allows for example to download a page:
To view the headers of a page:
The list of its available parameters can be obtained by doing:
Download: wget 1.11.4(388 Ko)
curl also allows downloading files from the command line but supports many more protocols (http, https, ftp, sftp, imap, ldap, pop3, smtp, telnet, smb...). It manages POST and PUT commands, allowing it to call REST webservices.
To download a page:
To view headers:
Here is a complete example in DOS allowing to:
Download: curl 7.66.0(2 Mo)