Some installation instructions require me to get a file from the Internet using get but I can't find it on my Pi. Is it installable somehow, or is there an alternative I can use?

I am trying to get iPlayer on the Pi

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wget will probably do the job. Alternatively use curl

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    I agree, use wget http://passion-xbmc.org/addons/Download.php/plugin.program.repo.installer/plugin.program.repo.installer-1.0.5.zip
    – PiBorg
    Jul 11, 2013 at 19:27
  • Seems like the lwp-request command your describe is part of the libwww-perl package. You could install it using sudo apt-get install libwww-perl. But I'd just stick with wget, as it is already pre-installed, doesn't require perl, and is easier to use (as far as I can see).
    – Gerben
    Jul 11, 2013 at 19:27

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