cget man page

cget — Cherokee web downloader


cget [options] URL


cget is a web downloading tool


No option is mandatory. By default the web is downloaded but it is not saved.  If that is not the desired behavior it must be specified explicitly.  Below is a summary of the cget options.


-V, --version

Display version of currently installed cget and exit.

-h, --help

Display help screen with common options.

Logging and input file:
-q, --quiet

Run in quiet mode: no output is displayed.


-O, --output-document=FILE

Writes whatever document is downloaded to FILE

HTTP options:

-s, --save-headers

This option saves HTTP headers to the file being saved (specified with -O option)


this option inserts STRING among the headers sent in the HTTP request.




Bug reports

I would appreciate hearing of any problems you have with Cherokee.  I would also like to hear from you if you have successfully used Cherokee, especially if you are using it for a distribution.

There is a mailing list for discussion among Cherokee users and for announcements of new and test versions. To join, send a message to with the line:

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Alvaro Lopez Ortega <>. Manual page updated by Taher Shihadeh <>.


March 31, 2008