wget for Mac OS X

  1. Get the source from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/wget/wget-1.9.tar.gz
  2. Unpack the tarball: tar xzf wget-1.9.tar.gz
  3. This creates a folder named wget-1.9. Change the working folder to it: cd wget-1.9/
  4. Configure the build: ./configure
  5. Build: make
  6. Install: sudo make install
  7. The wget binary should now be in your /usr/local/bin folder.