Source Code Download Links are Dying

Something is very wrong on the Internet, very. When people work on a server many tend to use a workstation, open a terminal and connect to the server and then open a browser to look for various information and eventually a file/package to download. What we would normally should do is find the link to the file we need, then go to the terminal where we are connected to our server and use something like wget to get the file downloaded where we actually need it to be... .. Well my friend, little by little those links are disappearing, you now need to have JavaScript activated to download source code from some of the biggest "open source code sharing lol" sites..

What can we do ? Create a mirror site whose sole purpose would be to contain wgettable links ? Or petition until they put normal transferable download URLs so we can get some work done and not have to transfer files one time to many. And yes, it is not even eco friendly as these bits of code need to be transferred at least twice before getting where they need to be.

What do you think ?

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Nux - http://www.nux.ro

Err, what open source code sharing site is that?

What you could do is start the download in firefox, pause it and right-click > copy download link. Then use that with wget.
Yeah, I know this sucks.
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manu - http://manurevah.com

One of them is actually github, example:

https://github.com/insoshi/insoshi
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Nux - http://www.nux.ro

Github.. yeah, about that.. :-)
Well, you can use git with that:
git clone git://github.com/insoshi/insoshi.git


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manu - http://manurevah.com

True, you can get it using git, however there is an option to get a .tar.gz or .zip, can be useful for wgetting on a machine where you cannot or do not need/want to install git. I mean, the link works if you hae a JS enabled browser.. Soon you will need to have a google account to sign up to Free Software mailing lists.. (euh, yeah like diaspora).. .
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Nux - http://www.nux.ro

Well, I hope the google account thing won't happen.
As for the download links, I showed you that wget can retrieve github compressed archives, only it messes up a bit the names, but that should not be a real stopper for a seasoned linux user like yourself. :)
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manu

actually, the google account has happened, it is one of the reasons why I dropped diaspora: https://manurevah.com/blah/en/news/The-Social-Internweb-finally-almost

As for the ability to find a way, you are right, we can find ways of getting around it, however that implies admitting things are messed up and accepting it... (you know me, I'm better at complaining then at computing.. :] )
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