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Title: Why would I use Wget instead of a browser?
ID: /2016/09/05/Why-would-I-use-Wget-instead-of-a-browser_
Created: September 5, 2016
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The browser can record your activities in history and cache files.

wget has no memory retention.

That said a browser is more convenient and I don’t care if the NSA figures out I downloaded 4.7.2-040702-generic last week. I use my browser for on-line banking and paypal which is arguably more crucial than the majority of files I can download with wget.

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