The wget network downloader utility is an invaluable tool for any system or network administrator. The wget utility can be installed with a single dnf command in case it is currently unavailable on your RHEL 8 / CentOS Linux system.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install the wget command on Redhat 8.
  • What is the wget command basic usage.
Wget command on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 Linux Server/Workstation.
Wget command on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 Linux Server/Workstation.

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System RHEL 8 / CentOS 8
Software N/A
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to install wget on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 step by step instructions


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  1. To install wget on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 execute the following dnf command:
    # dnf install wget
    
  2. Use the -v option to check the installed wget version and correctness of the actual wget installation. For example:
    # wget --version 
    GNU Wget 1.19.5 built on linux-gnu.
    
    -cares +digest +gpgme +https +ipv6 +iri +large-file +metalink +nls 
    +ntlm +opie +psl +ssl/gnutls 
    
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