Wget recognizes some part of my URL address as a syntax error

The & has a special meaning in the shell. Escape it with \ or put the url in quotes to avoid this problem.

wget http://search.yahoo.com/404handler?src=search\&p=food+delicious -O test.html


wget "http://search.yahoo.com/404handler?src=search&p=food+delicious" -O test.html

In many Unix shells, putting an & after a command causes it to be executed in the background.

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