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Install wget on OS X

These notes assume Xcode and the command-line tools are installed.

Get the current wget from the GNU FTP site. As of the date of this article, wget 1.14 is current. (Update: As Alex notes in the comments, 1.15 is available.)

Building is the typical GNU build sequence, but use the –with-ssl=openssl option with configure.

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curl -O ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/wget-1.15.tar.gz
tar xvzf wget-1.15.tar.gz
cd wget-1.15
./configure –with-ssl=openssl
make
sudo make install
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And it’s done.