Installing a Minecraft server

  • Posted October 11, 2014

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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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.

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

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