Recently I found way to download folder content from wget, I know you already knew this commands but I thought to blog then I don't want to memorize it :-).
You want to download all the gifs from a directory on an http server. You tried `wget http://www.server.com/dir/*.gif', but that didn't work because http retrieval does not support globbing. In that case, use:
wget -r -l1 --no-parent -A.gif http://www.server.com/dir/
or if you want to download the whole folder content following is the command
wget -r -l1 --no-parent http://www.server.com/dir/