Wget is a commonly used command-line tool for downloading files from the internet. By default, Wget provides a non-verbose output showing download progress with a simple ASCII progress bar. In some cases, users might prefer more detailed information about the ongoing download, including download speed, download percentage, and time estimates.
By using specific command-line options with Wget, you can control and customize the download progress display to suit your preferences. This guide provides step-by-step instructions to help you achieve a more detailed download progress with Wget.
$ wget https://example.com/largefile.zip
$ wget --progress=dot:binary https://example.com/largefile.zip
The dot:binary type will print dots to the screen in a binary format representing the amount of data downloaded, giving a more detailed progress overview.
$ wget --progress=bar:force https://example.com/largefile.zip
$ wget -q https://example.com/largefile.zip
Use this option with caution, as it will suppress all output, making it difficult to diagnose any download issues.
$ wget --progress=dot:binary -i download-list.txt
$ ls | grep largefile.zip
With these steps, you can effectively customize Wget to show detailed download progress or simplify it based on your preferences and requirements. Adjust the command-line options as needed to fine-tune your experience.
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