fget supports downloading a single URL (the first argument on the command line) from an FTP or HTTP server.
Version: 0.4.0fget supports downloading a single URL (the first argument on the command line) from an FTP or HTTP server. fget supports IPv4 and IPv6 (the IPv6 URL format for IP numbers is http://[::1]:80/file.tar.gz) transport. You can set the INTERFACE environment variable to the name of the network interface ("eth0") to use IPv6 link-local addresses. This program can acces URL's with username and password like http://bob:email@example.com/file.tar.gz Files are always written to stdout.
Operating System: Linux
fget is meant for boot and rescue disks, so small size is the most important feature. It can be linked against diet libc and you can disable the built-in DNS routines to make the binary even smaller. On my x86-linux box, the diet libc statically linked fget binary without DNS weighs about 24k (update! dietlibc 0.5 reduces the size to 13k!)