How to setup wget on Mac OS without Homebrew or MacPorts

  • Posted on: 19 July 2014
  • By: stillfinder
  1. Go to and download last version of wget.
  2. Open Terminal and go to folder with wget. After it enter this line.:
    tar -xvzf wget-1.15.tar.xz
    wget-1.15.tar.xz - name of archive with wget.
  3. Go to unarchived folder:
    cd wget-1.15
  4. Enter in terminal those commands for wget install:
    ./configure --with-ssl=openssl
    sudo make install
  5. Test if everything works as expected wget --help

Now, if you want download a list of files use this command:
wget -i files.list
files.list - file with URLs list.