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Another command line download utility written in python

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Wgetter is another command line download utility written completely in python. It is based on python-wget ( with some improvements.

It works on python >= 2.6 or python >=3.0 Runs on Windows or Linux


python -m wgetter <URL>

API Usage

>>> import wgetter
>>> filename ='', outdir='/home/user')
100 % [====================================================>] 19.9KiB / 19.9KiB  100.0KiB/s  eta 0:00:01
>>> filename

Obs.: If not set, output directory (outdir) defaults to current directory


Using PIP:

pip install wgetter


Get the tarball at

or git clone

git clone


python install


0.5.1 (2014-08-25)
  • Added improved bar and estimated transfer time
0.3 (2014-03-08)
  • Added the option to set download’s output directory
0.2 (2014-03-06)
  • Init version, uses urllib2 instead of urlretrieve (deprecated), reads in chunks with network transfer rate calculation. Fancy bar. Human readable file-sizes. Checks Md5 if available and download final size. It’s a heavy modification of python-wget made for my needs that i decided to share.

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