Mac OS X wget Alternitive to Download Files from the Terminal
Pretty often it is useful to download a file on a Mac from the terminal and since wget is not part of the default OS X packages it does not work. There are some third-party wget packages for OS X but there is an alternative included by default. Curl is part of all Mac OS X versions and with a simple switch downloading a file is easy as wget.
Here is a sample of how to download a file from the Mac OS X terminal using curl.
curl -O http://colloquy.info/downloads/colloquy-2.3.zip