Installing a Minecraft server

Posted October 11, 2014 7.5k views

I have an issue with installing a Minecraft server. When I use the command
wget -O minecraft_server.jar
It will open the wget –help menu and it will not download the jar. When I open the link in my browser it will download it so it’s not the link.

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The exact same command works fine for me – are you typing it in manually or pasting it?

Hi, thanks for your answer. I retyped it exactly the same as described.

For the most recent version, I simply typed:


Also, to paste into Putty (if you’re using that), you simply copy the text like normal and then right-click into the putty console.

I wrote the minecraft tutorial here and checked each step myself if you need any other help.