A Graphical User Interface (GUI)
for the webgrabber wget

written in Perl
for Linux and Windoze

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Copyright (C) 2007 Rudolf Martin

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
See the GNU General Public License for more details.


Wget::gui is a graphical user Interface (GUI) for the command-line operated webgrabber wget.
It is written in Perl, with usage of the Perl-TK-Modules.
Wget::gui runs on Linux and Windoze.
It handles not every option of wget, but some of the mainly used options.

Read the manual of wget to get more information.
You can save all active options to a settingfile (wgetguirc).
Includes a generator for URLs with serial numbers.


Screenshot from Linux.

Screenshot from Windoze.


For Linux you need:

Refer to the documentation of your distribution.

For Windoze you need:


Current version is 0.4beta

Download wget::gui for Linux

Windoze don't accept the Linux-filename. So I renamed wget::gui to wget__gui.
Download wget__gui for Windoze

Unzip the downloadfile to any directory.
Call "". That's all. (In Windoze "")

Make sure that all required programs are installed.
Make sure that wget is in your current PATH.

You can check your option-setting in wget::gui by clicking the button "Start wget" without given URL.
In the backgroundwindow you see the start-command for wget.
The active options are stored to "wgetguirc" by clicking "Save Settings".


I searched a long time for a GUI for wget. I found only a nice program for Windoze named wGetGUI. You can find it at wGetGUI
But I don't find a similar GUI for Linux. Gwget has far to less options.
So I started my own project in writing a GUI for Linux, using the language Perl and the TK-Modules for Perl.
Although the program is written for Linux, you can use it in Windoze with ActivePerl.
I arranged the options similar to the Wget-Manual. You can refer to that documentation for further informations. I don't include a documentation for wget::gui.
Some additional features are: user/password, include/exclude directories, input-file.
I don't use any shellscripts. You can use the input-file for multiple downloads.


Fev 2007 Start of Project
2007/03/21 Version 0.1beta First workable version
Announcement in wget-mailinglist
Start of
2007/04/04 Version 0.2beta Adress-Generator
Handle multiple URLs
Checkbutton for infile
2007/05/09 Version 0.3beta New entry: User-agent
Checkbutton for retries
2007/05/15 Version 0.4beta Checkbutton for depth
Spinbox for retries and depth
Messagebox after download
Clearbutton in Adressgenerator
Windowposition of AG and proxy


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