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PowerShell as wget/ curl

I needed to download OneGet for the previous post. I had the URL, but rather than open a browser as I would usually do I used PowerShell to download the file:

Nifty, eh! If you omit the -OutFile you get the headers and such:

Lastly, just for kicks, to get all elements of a certain tag from a website:

Got to love it when you can do such cool things with Windows/ PowerShell so easily! A few years ago I could have barely imagined such a thing would be possible on Windows.

Update: While I am at it, here’s how you can quickly download a bunch of files from a website. In this case I want to download all mp3 files from a music website (for example purposes!). Through trial and error I know the links have the text “download” in them, so I can filter for such links and then download each of these to an appropriate file:

Or a variant:

If you use a different site you’ll have to modify the filters accordingly, but it’s pretty straight-forward …