GNU Core Utilities!

GNU Wget is a free software http://gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw
package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, `cron` jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc. GNU Wget has many features to make retrieving large files or mirroring entire web or FTP sites easy, including: * Can resume aborted downloads, using `REST` and `RANGE` * Can use filename wild cards and recursively mirror directories * NLS-based message files for many different languages * Optionally converts absolute links in downloaded documents to relative, so that downloaded documents may link to each other locally * Runs on most UNIX-like operating systems as well as Microsoft

GNU Core Utilities alternatives

  • BusyBox

  • BusyBox is a single binary that provides several stripped-down Unix tools in a single executable. It runs in a variety of POSIX environments such as Linux, Android, FreeBSD and others. It was specifically created for embedded operating systems with very limited resources. It has been self-dubbed "The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux". It includes clones of netcat, httpd, init, grep, a dhcp client/server, tar, sh, ash, awk, cat, and many more utilities.

    tags: command-line-interface init linux-kernel system-administration system-utilities
    platform: Mac OS X Linux Android BSD
  • Toybox (Linux command line utilities)

  • Toybox combines common Linux command line utilities together into a single BSD-licensed executable that's simple, small, fast, reasonably standards-compliant, and powerful enough to turn Android into a development environment.

    tags: command-line-interface
    platform: Linux Android