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wget - download mp3 over ssh [answered]

asked 2014-04-29 14:25:34 +0300

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I just wanted to download mp3 from the BBC Radio 4 website while working on my PC and not having my phone handy.

So logged in to my phone over ssh, created Download folder on my memory card and try to download it using this command:
[nemo@Jolla Downloads]$

wget http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4extra/psychiatrists/psychiatrists_20140426-1400a.mp3
-bash: wget: command not found

Is there any way to get wget onto the Jolla, or is there an alternative available I can get the MP3 downloaded straight to my phone?

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wget is also available in Warehouse, from NielDk's repos. It is also easy to build wget yourself from source, even directly on the phone.

Larswad ( 2014-04-29 17:54:20 +0300 )edit

would you mind to post "how to" build wget from the source on the phone?

m2 ( 2014-04-30 16:42:59 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-04-29 14:35:39 +0300

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curl  http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4extra/psychiatrists/psychiatrists_20140426-1400a.mp3 -o psychiatrists_20140426-1400a.mp3
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This works as an alternative to wget, thank you.

m2 ( 2014-04-30 16:41:29 +0300 )edit

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