How to Install Wget on Mac (with Video Example)

In this tutorial we will learn how to install the wget command on Mac OS, with a video example.

Install WGET on MACOS
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How to Install Wget on MacOS

To install on Mac OS, first check if it is already installed. If not, install Homebrew and the use the brew install wget command in the Terminal.

Install Wget on Mac OS:

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  1. Check if Wget is Installed

    Open Terminal and type wget -V

  2. Install Homebrew

    In Terminal type the following command: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

  3. Install Wget

    In Terminal Type the following command: brew install wget

Download and Install Wget on Mac

1. Check if the Wget Command is installed on Mac

To check if the wget command is installed on MacOS, open the Terminal and type:

$ wget -V

If it is installed, it will return the version.

If not, follow the next steps to download wget on Mac.

2. Install Wget with Homebrew

The recommended method to install wget on Mac is to use Homebrew.

Use the following command in Terminal to install Homebrew.

$ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

Once Homebrew is installed, use the following command to install wget.

$ brew install wget
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