If you are logged into a Unix shell, say like the Terminal on Mac OS X, or bash in Linux, sometimes you want to show a web pages source code. I use this for checking a pages source code from another location outside my network. This is helpful if you have a strong proxy server that is preventing you from getting the latest copy of a webpage during development.
Display the HTML source code for Google.com:
wget -qO- http://google.com | cat
There you have it.
If you actually want to save the file to a local file and also display it, use this instead:
wget -q -O file "url"; cat filePosted by tomachi on January 20th, 2010 filed in Unix