The Apple OS X 10.5 comes with “curl”, but most people prefer using wget when using Terminal. Here is an easy way to build and install wget;


  • First things first 😉 – Download and Install Apple’s Xcode Developer Tools



  • Unzip / Extract the download in to a directory
    (could be on the desktop)
  • cd /Users/techdust/Desktop/wget-1.2
    (go to the specific directory)
  • ./configure
    (configure the source code for your system – and into the default location -/usr/local/bin-)
  • make
    (type “make” to build wget binaries)
  • sudo make install
    (install binaries by typing “sudo make install”)

You’re all done. To run wget just restart your terminal session and type in “wget”.