Say I want to use wget to download a gff file for the X chromosome of release 5.57 of the Drosophila melanogaster genome. The NCBI page with the gff file for just this is here.
However, I do not see any way to directly wget the gff from this page. What I can do is click "Send to" at the top, select File, and change the Format dropdown to GFF3, and finally click 'Create File', and the gff file downloads onto my computer.
But then I lose the ability to use the -a flag to log the download details, I can't download the gff using wget from a remote server directly but instead I need to download it locally and then upload it, etc. Is there any way to use wget to download gff files from NCBI programmatically instead of having to download it manually from the website?