How to setup wget to work with HTTPS in OS X.
When you install wget, like in that old post - on OS X you don’t get support for HTTPS. That is something one has to add. Of course it’s possible to run it without and use:
And/or setting up an alias:
alias wgetnc='wget --no-check-certificate'
But to use it properly one need to get the certs. It’s not that difficult. You can do it in 2 ways. Either use the perl script from the curl source and create the bundle, or grab a ready-made file from the curl source on Github.
In the curl source on Github you can find the script here: mk-ca-bundle.pl. Download it, and run it, and the copy the file to
cd <path to script> ./mk-ca-bundle.pl sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/share/curl sudo mv ca-bundle.crt /usr/local/share/curl
Or, you can use the pre-made cert file they have: ca-bundle.crt and put it in the same directory as above.
sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/share/curl sudo mv ca-bundle.crt /usr/local/share/curl
Then add the path to it in
echo "CA_CERTIFICATE=/usr/local/share/curl/ca-bundle.crt" >> ~/.wgetrc
Of course you can chose any (other) location you want. Just add the correct path to it in
~/.wgetrc. In most Linux distributions you install a ca-bundle instead. And
wget is usually set up with that right away.
When you need to update the bundle - connections starts to fail, just download/recreate the bundle again.
I made a small script for that.
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Actually, you can use that to install the bundle to.