bugGNU Wget - Bugs: bug #22766, .netrc supersedes .wgetrc


bug #22766: .netrc supersedes .wgetrc

Submitted by:  Noël Köthe <nok>
Submitted on:  Fri 28 Mar 2008 06:28:54 PM UTC  
Category: Program LogicSeverity: 2 - Minor
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: Confirmed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: 1.11Operating System: GNU/Linux
Reproducibility: Every TimeFixed Release: None
Planned Release: 2.0Regression: None
Work Required: NonePatch Included: None

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Fri 28 Mar 2008 06:52:08 PM UTC, comment #1:

gives a rationale for .netrc superseding because it's more "specific".

The problem, of course, is that it's not "more specific to Wget", but allows more specific (per-host) settings.

IMO, .wgetrc (and command-line) should supersede, but .wgetrc should also provide the same precision capabilities .netrc does.

Should probably done when path-specific config is done.

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Fri 28 Mar 2008 06:28:54 PM UTC, original submission:


a forwarded bug I can reproduce with 1.11.1: http://bugs.debian.org/134765

$ cat .wgetrc
login = anonymous

$ cat .netrc
default login bug134765 password wget

$ LC_ALL=C wget -d ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/w/wget/wget_1.11.1.orig.tar.gz
DEBUG output created by Wget 1.11.1 on linux-gnu.

--2008-03-28 19:27:21-- ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/w/wget/wget_1.11.1.orig.tar.gz
=> `wget_1.11.1.orig.tar.gz'
Resolving ftp.debian.org...
Caching ftp.debian.org =>
Connecting to ftp.debian.org||:21... connected.
Created socket 3.
Releasing 0x0000000000653bd0 (new refcount 1).
Logging in as bug134765 ... 220 saens.debian.org FTP server (vsftpd)

--> USER bug134765

530 This FTP server is anonymous only.

The server refuses login.
Closed fd 3

.wgetrc should supersede .netrc IMHO.

Do you agree?

Regards Noèl

Noël Köthe <nok>


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