How to Install wget, telnet, man Utility on CentOS 6.4

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centos 6.3On minimal CentOS 6.4 installation, wget, man and telnet command utilities does not install automatically. Wget is a free network utility for linux to download files from the Web. Man is used to display the manual page for other command and also will help you to explain the functions for the commands that commonly used. The term “man” is short for manual. Telnet is a network protocol used on the Internet or local area networks. Telnet is a user command and an underlying TCP/IP protocol for accessing remote computers and very useful for troubleshooting and verify the opened ports. You will get the following warning when you use wget, man and telnet on minimal CentOS 6.4 installation.

[root@centos64 ~]# wget
-bash: wget: command not found
[root@centos64 ~]# man
-bash: man: command not found
[root@centos64 ~]# telnet
-bash: telnet: command not found

So here are the steps to install those three useful command utilities :

[root@centos64 ~]# yum install wget man telnet -y

Full installation :

[root@centos64 ~]# yum install wget man telnet -y
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Determining fastest mirrors
 * base:
 * extras:
 * updates:
base                                                                         | 3.7 kB     00:00
extras                                                                       | 3.5 kB     00:00
updates                                                                      | 3.5 kB     00:04
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package man.x86_64 0:1.6f-32.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: lzma for package: man-1.6f-32.el6.x86_64
---> Package telnet.x86_64 1:0.17-47.el6_3.1 will be installed
---> Package wget.x86_64 0:1.12-1.8.el6 will be installed
--> Running transaction check
---> Package xz-lzma-compat.x86_64 0:4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: xz = 4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6 for package: xz-lzma-compat-4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package xz.x86_64 0:4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                Arch           Version                                   Repository    Size
 man                    x86_64         1.6f-32.el6                               base         263 k
 telnet                 x86_64         1:0.17-47.el6_3.1                         base          58 k
 wget                   x86_64         1.12-1.8.el6                              base         482 k
Installing for dependencies:
 xz                     x86_64         4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6          base         137 k
 xz-lzma-compat         x86_64         4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6          base          16 k

Transaction Summary
Install       5 Package(s)

Total download size: 955 k
Installed size: 2.8 M
Downloading Packages:
(1/5): man-1.6f-32.el6.x86_64.rpm                                            | 263 kB     00:05
(2/5): telnet-0.17-47.el6_3.1.x86_64.rpm                                     |  58 kB     00:00
(3/5): wget-1.12-1.8.el6.x86_64.rpm                                          | 482 kB     00:09
(4/5): xz-4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6.x86_64.rpm                        | 137 kB     00:04
(5/5): xz-lzma-compat-4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6.x86_64.rpm            |  16 kB     00:00
Total                                                                42 kB/s | 955 kB     00:22
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : xz-4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6.x86_64                                       1/5
  Installing : xz-lzma-compat-4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6.x86_64                           2/5
  Installing : man-1.6f-32.el6.x86_64                                                           3/5
  Installing : 1:telnet-0.17-47.el6_3.1.x86_64                                                  4/5
  Installing : wget-1.12-1.8.el6.x86_64                                                         5/5
  Verifying  : xz-lzma-compat-4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6.x86_64                           1/5
  Verifying  : man-1.6f-32.el6.x86_64                                                           2/5
  Verifying  : xz-4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6.x86_64                                       3/5
  Verifying  : wget-1.12-1.8.el6.x86_64                                                         4/5
  Verifying  : 1:telnet-0.17-47.el6_3.1.x86_64                                                  5/5

  man.x86_64 0:1.6f-32.el6      telnet.x86_64 1:0.17-47.el6_3.1      wget.x86_64 0:1.12-1.8.el6

Dependency Installed:
  xz.x86_64 0:4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6
  xz-lzma-compat.x86_64 0:4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6

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Skytech is a part time blogger that has over 6 years experience in servicing, repairing and configuring computers and administering the server systems.

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