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bug #56379: Update man wget Documentation for -O

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Thu 23 May 2019 04:09:55 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  David Whitten Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  1.19.4
Operating System:  GNU/Linux Reproducibility:  None
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
Regression:  None Work Required:  None
Patch Included:  None
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Thu 23 May 2019 04:09:55 PM UTC, original submission:  

The current man page for wget seems to deprecate the use of -O for the output file name (especially in the case of multiple files).

There is no suggestion for what to do to specify the output file names. (--background implies that it can be done with -o but the --output-file=logfile later in man implies this is output for log file output, not the downloaded file.)

Elseweb, I saw a suggestion to use:

wget -qO- newname URL

Which at least handles the one case of downloading a single file name. This does NOT address the multiple file names case.

Surely someone is has this need and knows how to do it.

Best Wishes,
David Whitten



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