Download files from a http authenticated directory using wget

I wanted to download something off a sub-domain using wget that I have password protected using .htaccess
so the following command was NOT working


Luckily, we can pass two arguments to the same command and tell wget what the username and password is

wget --http-user=myuser --http-password=mypass 

Works Great!!

If you are using Ubuntu 8.10, have not enabled root user and trying to download to a directory that has “nobody” or “root” as owner then try pre-pending it with sudo

sudo wget --http-user=myuser --http-password=mypass 

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