You will often need to downlad files using the shell interface. There are multiple options in unix systems that will allow you to do that. Below are few examplified
wget can be used to download files from internet and store them. The following downloads and stores them to the current directory.
$ wget http://www.openss7.org/repos/tarballs/strx25-0.9.2.1.tar.bz2
-O option can be used to change the output file name.
$ wget -O strx25.tar.bz2 http://www.openss7.org/repos/tarballs/strx25-0.9.2.1.tar.bz2
You can also use wget to download a file list using -i option and giving a text file containing file URLs. The following
$ cat > download-file-list.txt URL1 URL2 URL3 URL4 $ wget -i download-file-list.txt