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Request a gzipped response from a web server using Wget

To reduce download time, application servers usually serve content using gzip compression, if the browser supports it.

When using a tool like Wget to explicitly download an application's response, the server responds with the uncompressed version:

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wget http://example.com/

If you are curious about the compressed file's size, pass the corresponding HTTP header:

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wget --header="accept-encoding: gzip" http://example.com/

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Arne Hartherz
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