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Re: [Bug-wget] Getting started -- Q: what is wget2 (vs. wget?)

From: Tim Ruehsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Getting started -- Q: what is wget2 (vs. wget?)
Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:29:56 +0200
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On Monday 30 May 2016 15:56:01 L Walsh wrote:
> What's the difference between wget2 and wget?
> *kick me in the head*,  ok, but I didn't even know there was a wget2.
> *sigh*

Wget2 is the next gen Wget, not officially released yet, but hopefully 
sometime this year. It is a complete rewrite / new codebase, wget2 + libwget. 

It has some long standing features like multi-threading, compression (gzip, 
bzip2, lzma/xz), HTTP/2, parses XML sitemaps + RSS / Atom feeds, 
IDNA2008#tr46, TCP Fast Open, OCSP (stapling), multiple proxies, ...

You can clone it from here
git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/wget/wget2.git

There is also a mirror on Github (https://github.com/rockdaboot/wget2) where 
we currently maintain a wiki and the issues. This will be moved to Gitlab as 
soon as someone has time for it (Gitlab is friendlier regarding free 


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