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bug #40583: clarify include-directories are not unconditional

Submitted by:  Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>
Submitted on:  Thu 14 Nov 2013 08:09:15 PM UTC  
 
Category:  Documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  None Operating System:  None
Reproducibility:  Every Time Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None Regression:  None
Work Required:  None Patch Included:  None

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Thu 14 Nov 2013 08:09:15 PM UTC, original submission:

Documentation sec. 4.3, "Directory-Based Limits" says:

"ā€˜-Iā€™ option accepts a comma-separated list of directories included in the retrieval. Any other directories will simply be ignored. The directories are absolute paths."

Please mention further:

"The inclusion is not unconditional, rather it is contingent upon the path having been reached as per URL or another included path."

For example:

wget -I /people/bozo,/people/adam ftp://host/

will not download the subdirectories bozo or adam, because the parent people directory has never been reached; do instead either of:

wget -I /people,/people/bozo,/people/adam ftp://host/

or simply

wget -I /people/bozo,/people/adam ftp://host/people/

Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>

 

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