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I tied to download a .torrent file via wget but it don't work. I tried it with

wget "http://abc/?page=download&tid=348168" -o test.torrent

and also

wget "http://abc/index.php?page=download&tid=348168" -o test.torrent

but it downloads only a file named index.php?page=download&tid=348168 and rename it to test.torrent. How can I get the torrent file?

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You need to use switch --output-document=test.torrent instead -o.

This should work.

$ wget "http://abc/?page=download&tid=348168" --output-document=test.torrent

For more information on wget, you can always,

$ man wget

or in app help,

$ wget --help | less
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