bugGNU Wget - Bugs: bug #20800, -N option does not work properly


bug #20800: -N option does not work properly

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Fri 17 Aug 2007 01:40:10 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Schwartz, Dr. Wolf Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  1.10.2
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows Reproducibility:  Every Time
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  1.15
Regression:  None Work Required:  0 - Hours
Patch Included:  No
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Fri 07 Sep 2007 01:32:39 AM UTC, comment #1: 

It has been suggested that bug 20990 is the root cause for this one.

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Fri 17 Aug 2007 01:40:10 PM UTC, original submission:  

I want to use wget instead of a browser to download actual virus signatures every 4 hours. To avoid unneeded downloads I use the -N option.

As seen in the log file the local size of the signature file is 18626600 bytes.

Message: The sizes do not match (local 18626600) -- retrieving.

Some lines later in the log file I get the following message:

150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for symrapidreleasedefsi32.exe (18626600 bytes).
Length: 18.626.600 (18M) (unauthoritative)

This exact the size of the local file. Since the timestamp is the same as on the ftp server there is no need to do the download.

What I do not understand with another file (current.sqn)in the same directory the option works properly.

Following is the output of the command file. The log is attached to this report as an extra file.

K:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Administrator\Desktop>m:

M:\>cd install

M:\Install>set wget_url="ftp://ftp.symantec.com/AVDEFS/norton_antivirus_corp/rapidrelease/symrapidreleasedefsi32.exe"

M:\Install>K:\Utilities\wget\wget -o wget.log -S -N -d --user=anonymous --password=************* -N "ftp://ftp.symantec.com/AVDEFS/norton_antivirus_corp/rapidrelease/symrapidreleasedefsi32.exe"

Setting --user (user) to anonymous
Setting --password (password) to -email is unavailable-
Setting --timestamping (timestamping) to 1

M:\Install>echo 0

Drücken Sie eine beliebige Taste . . .


Wolf D. Schwartz



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file #13677:  wget.log added by None (34KiB - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2008-01-27 micahcowan Planned Release1.12 1.15
    2007-09-21 micahcowan Work RequiredNone 0 - Hours
    2007-08-17 micahcowan Planned ReleaseNone 1.12
    2007-08-17 None Attached File- Added wget.log, #13677

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