Download using wget to a different directory than current directory
I need to use
wgetto download a file to the directory
/var/cache/foobar/(so, as an example, if I download
stackexchange-site-list.txt, it'd be downloaded to
Is this possible?
curlwould also be an option, but I'd prefer to not use
curl, since it's not installed by default.
it's my guess that it was down voted because this is an extremely basic question and would've been solved by any sort of googling or looking in `man get`. The goal of stackexchange isn't to answer every possible question.
This SO Q&A explains that you can do this using the `-P` switch, same w/ the A below. From the manual page: How to specify the location with wget?.
This is only a basic question to those who already know the answer. To anyone who doesn’t, it is *not* basic. Searching the man pages is not as simple as it sounds because they are quite long and few sane people with lives have the time or wherewithal to sit and read through all of that. The best argument you can make is that the man pages could be filtered with `grep` or something, but even that is not likely to give the answer due to wording.
If you know the name of the file ahead of time, you can use the
-Ooption to wget to tell it where to write the file.
wget -O /var/cache/foobar/stackexchange-site-list.txt http://url.to/stackexchange-site-list.txt