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Re: Want to use tor with wget.

On Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 13:44, wrote:
> Hongyi Zhao wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Tor ( is a great free software.  
>> When I installed Tor on my winxp system, then I have a local socks
>> proxy server:
>> Now, I want to use wget through this SOCKS proxy provided by Tor under
>> cygwin.

>   I tried this once myself but as far as I can see Wget (at least the version
> shipping with Cygwin) doesn't speak SOCKS.

>   It does OTOH speak http-proxy-talk, so if you're using http then you can
> always point wget at your local privoxy socket rather than directly at the
> SOCKS socket.

>   What protocol are you after using wget to fetch?

I want to use wget to grab the following web page:

In  my  case,  my  ISP  has  bocked this webpage, but I can use tor to
access  it.   In  order  to  grab this webpage for my further treatment, the
first  step is using a command-line downloading tool, such as wget, to grab
this  webpage to my local computer.  But the Tor itself works as a socks
proxy server.

OTOH,  I've  also  learned that curl support socks4/5 proxy, and I use
the following command under my cygwin console:

curl --socks5

But I meet the following error:

<TITLE>302 Found</TITLE>
The document has moved <A HREF="

Nevertheless,  I  can  use  firefox  with  Tor  enabled to access this

What's  the  reason  and  how  can  I  grab  this  webpage  just  by a
command-line downloading tool?

Thanks in advance.
Hongyi Zhao <> 
School of Physics and Electrical Information Science
Ningxia University
GnuPG DSA: 0xD108493

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