[ubuntu-za] Wget command for sub folder on a site

Chris Schoonbee cmschoonbee at mweb.co.za
Mon Nov 4 12:17:52 UTC 2013

On 04/11/2013 08:48, Wikus wrote:
> Morning everyone ,
> I want to download just a sub folder on a web site , for example the 
> contents of :
> www.my.example/folder/
> So I tried the command:
> wget -r www.my.example/folder/
> But then it downloads the whole site www.my.example
> What am I missing in my command to only download the contents of the 
> sub folder ?
> Thank you
> - Wikus
There is probably a reference in /folder/ to the parent directory which 
wget will recursively follow per the -r option.
See the following option in man wget:
            Do not ever ascend to the parent directory when retrieving
            recursively.  This is a useful option, since it guarantees that
            only the files below a certain hierarchy will be downloaded.

ie try wget -r -np ....


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