Linux – better, curl or wget?

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Are they the same or not? Can certain things be done with one but not the other? What are those? Or is it, at the end of the day, a matter of familiarity?

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If you are programming, you should use curl. It has a nice api and is available for most languages. Shelling out to the os to run wget is a kludge and shouldn't be done if you have an API interface!