wget to get files

Another powerful and useful tool to learn how to use is wget. This exists in linux and also with cygwin (may be an extra install for this). Like screen it has thousands of switches but basically you type something like:
wget http://site.com/filename.zip
and it'll download it for you. When I need to get things to install (like rpm files for fedora) I browse for them rpm files on my machine at home, copy the link to the clipboard then on the linux machine type wget and paste in the location of the file to get.
It is useful to know that wget can also get a whole site, recursively, or a bunch of files using wildcards.
Add wget to your toolset.

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