bugGNU Wget - Bugs: bug #30718, -B/--base={URL} cmdline option...


bug #30718: -B/--base={URL} cmdline option should be used for cmdline specified URLs

Submitted by:  Linda A. Walsh <law>
Submitted on:  Mon 09 Aug 2010 07:49:28 PM UTC  
Category:  Program Logic Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Linda Walsh Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  1.10.1 Operating System:  GNU/Linux
Reproducibility:  Every Time Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None Regression:  No
Work Required:  None Patch Included:  None

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Mon 09 Aug 2010 11:44:36 PM UTC, comment #1:


-B is supposed to work with files specified trough -i -F.

You can achieve your desired result with this shell expansion:

wget http://doc.bazaar.canonical.com/bzr.2.1/downloads/{bzr-developers-html.tar.bz2,bzr-developers-chm,bzr-en-html.tar.bz2}

Giuseppe Scrivano <gscrivano>
Project Administrator
Mon 09 Aug 2010 07:49:28 PM UTC, original submission:

if I want to download multiple files or pages from a website,
my logical action would be to set the base prefix with -B and specify the pages I need on the command line.

This doesn't work -- the URL's on the command line ignore the base-prefix set on the command line.

Example: (all one line)
wget -B http://doc.bazaar.canonical.com/bzr.2.1/downloads/ bzr-developers-html.tar.bz2 bzr-developers-chm bzr-en-html.tar.bz2

Instead of downloading the requested files, I get:
12:47:28 ERROR 503: Service Unavailable.
12:47:28 ERROR 503: Service Unavailable.
12:47:28 ERROR 503: Service Unavailable.

Linda A. Walsh <law>


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