bugGNU Wget - Bugs: bug #20687, FTP should issue strings-of-CWDs

 
 

bug #20687: FTP should issue strings-of-CWDs

Submitter:  Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Submitted:  Sat 04 Aug 2007 08:26:27 PM UTC
   
 
Category:  Protocol Issue Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  None Operating System:  None
Reproducibility:  None Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  1.15 Regression:  None
Work Required:  2 - Weeks Patch Included:  None
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Sat 04 Aug 2007 08:26:27 PM UTC, original submission:  

Wget should issue strings-of-CWDs to get where it wants, and then retrieve the file. And then perhaps fallback to other methods, like:

  CWD a/b
  RETR c

or

  RETR a/b/c

For restarting, it should save the respose from an initial PWD, to see what directory it should be searching from. It should not try to prepend that value to form an absolute CWD command, as some servers will use one convention in their PWD, while accepting alternative conventions (such Unix-style) for CWD... but not both concatenated!

See threads:

http://www.mail-archive.com/wget@sunsite.dk/msg08233.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/wget@sunsite.dk/msg08447.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/wget@sunsite.dk/msg10107.html

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>

 

(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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