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Downloading urls with backslashes with wget or curl from IIS server

I was trying for some time to find out why I could not download a url like this: http://domain.com/dir/msrubbish.aspx?urlPath=D:\2014\AC_001\English\AC001_FIN_E_182.PDF The URLs were pointing to a ...
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Get the size of a remote file from terminal

I want to download a file from a server, but before doing so I would like to know the actual file size. I know that wget will display the filesize when the download is started, but this actually ...
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How do I force wget to use a proxy server without modifying system files?

I'd like to know an equivalent to wget enabling me to set the proxy while calling the command (like wget --proxy=$http_proxy). Any ideas ?
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wget doesn't accept google's certificate [closed]

I use wget in a cron job to download my google calendar. I know it was still working last week. Today I noticed it doesn't anymore. wget won't accept google's certificate: $ wget --debug ...
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wget and curl somehow modifying bencode file when downloading

(this is a copy from my post on Stack overflow I am hoping someone in the ubuntu community can shed some light on the situation for me) Okay so I have a bit of a weird problem going on that I'm not ...
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make install - how to use wget, not curl

I do not have root access on my Ubuntu but want to install git. I was following this tutorial but when running make or make install it says curl is not installed. Can I use wget instead if this is a ...
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How to verify the SSL fingerprint by command line? (wget, curl, …)

Using a command line website downloader, such as wget, curl or any other one... In a script... I have the SHA-1 and the SHA-256 certficate fingerprint of a website. Due to security concerns (1) (2), ...
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Firefox addon that extract's YouTube URLs

We have a country-wide ban on YouTube.com, which means that you can't watch or download YouTube content even educational stuff or documentaries. Proxy or VPN are next to unusable for watching or ...
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wget to download a link.php

I am having trouble finding a way to use wget to download a file from a link that uses php to point to the download. for example, if I want to write a script to download... say superantispyware ...