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How to Install wget on a Mac

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How to Install wget on a Mac

I found out the other day that wget doesn’t come installed by default with a MacOS setup.

Luckily I discovered that it’s not that hard to install.

To install the wget command line utility on a Mac your quickest and easiest option is to use Homebrew.

brew install wget

Once the package has been installed you will be able use wget in your terminal.

If you don’t have Homebrew installed, you can install it from by running the command on the Homebrew homepage and it’s a seriosuly useful bit of software which you’ll no doubt use to install other things as well.

If for some reason you can’t install Homebrew then there is the option to compile wget from source.

The source packages can be downloaded from

Thanks for reading.