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When trying to do a wget for openfire. It doesn't download the actual file it should be getting.

When I did a vi on the file. It contained the following;

" tar.vim version v28 " Browsing tarfile /download-landing.jsp?file=openfire%2Fopenfire_sr " Select a file with cursor and press ENTER

gzip: /download-landing.jsp?file=openfire%2Fopenfire_src_3_7_1.tar.gz tar: This does not look like a tar archive tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

Why doesn't wget get the right file?

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What is the URL you're passing to wget? What happens if you put the same URL in a browser? Some generic advice: I have never had an issue with wget (but that doesn't mean you aren't). If downloading from a browser yields the same results as downloading from wget, that indicates there is either a problem with the URL or the server hosting the file. – user76496 Jul 12 '12 at 6:31
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You have the incorrect URL.

Try this one:

wget -Oopenfire_src_3_7_1.tar.gz ""

Explanation: You were trying to download the landing page. The actual link above can be found on that page as "If a download window does not appear, please click here." -O just tells wget to name the output file sensibly.

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Is -Oopenfire.. correct? – Digital Fire Jul 12 '12 at 6:33
@DigitalFire: Yes, that correctly names the downloaded file. If you leave it out you get: downloadServlet?filename=openfire%2Fopenfire_src_3_7_1.tar.gz :) – izx Jul 12 '12 at 6:36
hmm.. let me test. Seems like a typo – Digital Fire Jul 12 '12 at 6:37
Seems to be downloading. How wierd. – Digital Fire Jul 12 '12 at 6:38
Is the -O a switch for wget? – Digital Fire Jul 12 '12 at 6:39

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