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Article ID: 40
by: Reese K.
Posted: 07 Jun, 2012
Last updated: 12 Dec, 2012
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Using wget to download an iso from redhat network

Copy the download URL and use a command line utility to complete the download. The advantage of using a command line utility like wget is the ability to continue a paused download if a problem was encountered during the download process. To do this, right click the Binary Disc # or Binary DVD links and select Copy link location from the right-click menu. Then use wget -c -O filename.iso http://url/of/iso, as shown below:

wget -c -O rhel-5-server-x86_64.iso "https://rhn.redhat.com/rhn/isos/xxxx/rhel-5-server-x86_64-disc1.isoxxxxxxxx" 

Note: When use the wget tool to download the package or ISO in RHN, please use the quotes around the URL.

If the downloading process pauses or fails, press CTRL+C to terminate the wget process. Then, login to Red Hat Network again and get new valid link and run the above command with the new link to continue the download where it left off.

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