bugGNU Wget - Bugs: bug #49439, Incorrect message in log file


bug #49439: Incorrect message in log file

Submitted by:  Dale Worley <worley>
Submitted on:  Tue 25 Oct 2016 03:13:16 PM UTC  
Category:  Program Logic Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  worley Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  1.18 Operating System:  GNU/Linux
Reproducibility:  Every Time Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None Regression:  None
Work Required:  None Patch Included:  None

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Wed 23 Nov 2016 03:36:56 PM UTC, comment #1:

There might be files with the same name as the directory.

E.g. somewhere in HTML there is

After downloading the first URL, you have a directory

Then downloading the second URL results in such an error.
But wget should handle this situation, AFAIR there is a test provoking this situation (just can't find it).

The background is that a web server's file names not necessarily represent a file system (e.g. maybe the server looks up the files in a database), while wget uses the filesystem as storage. Sometimes there is no 1:1 mapping.

Tim Ruehsen <rockdaboot>
Project Administrator
Tue 25 Oct 2016 03:13:16 PM UTC, original submission:

If I execute this command:

wget --no-verbose -o -log -r --mirror --convert-links --page-requisites --include-directories=/assignments --limit-rate=20k http://www.iana.org/assignments/index.html

in an empty directory, the final lines of the file -log are:

FINISHED --2016-10-25 10:27:40--
Total wall clock time: 1h 16m 59s
Downloaded: 7404 files, 71M in 54m 54s (22.0 KB/s)
http://www.iana.org/assignments/perm-mcast-groupids: Is a directory
http://www.iana.org/assignments/power-state-sets: Is a directory

The final two lines seem to be incorrect, and likely indicate a logic error. (The message should also say what wget was trying to do at the time the error was found.) Indeed, the two items mentioned are directories, but they are directories that wget created, it shouldn't be surprised by them.

Dale Worley <worley>


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