PoshTip #7 – How to retrieve a file from a given URL

PoshTip #7  – How to retrieve a file from a given URL

You can use Invoke-WebRequest to download files.

First method

To simply download a file through HTTP, you can use this command

wget is an alias for Invoke-WebRequest

If the web server requires authentication, you have to use the -Credential parameter

Second method

Use the .NET WebClient object

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