bugGNU Wget - Bugs: bug #56648, Add HTTP request header to file


bug #56648: Add HTTP request header to file

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Fri 19 Jul 2019 01:26:19 PM UTC
Category:  Feature Request Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Asaf Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  None
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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Fri 19 Jul 2019 04:56:26 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Good that you can work on...

On Debian GNU/Linux:
apt-get install xattr
wget --xattr www.example.com
xattr -p user.xdg.origin.url index.html >out.txt
cat out.txt

Tim Ruehsen <rockdaboot>
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Fri 19 Jul 2019 04:23:34 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Thanks a lot for the fast reply.

xattr does save URL to file attribute but I couldn't find a way to get the attributes when using cat to merge all the files to one. Didn't even find a way to copy attribute and append it to file.

WARC - seems to be helpful.
The manual doesn't explain what it is: https://www.gnu.org/software/wget/manual/wget.html
Maybe add some explanation based on this:

-o also works but I saved to same file as -O so I get all the data in one file and don't need to look for log file and try to merge data.

Thanks again.

P.S. I still think it might be easier to save original URL through ‘--save-headers’

Fri 19 Jul 2019 01:54:52 PM UTC, comment #1: 

If you copy all files and headers into one file - did you play with the WARC options ?

With --xattr the original URL is saved as extended file attribute, if your file system supports it.

You could use -d -olog and let a script extract URL and filename from it.

Tim Ruehsen <rockdaboot>
Group administrator
Fri 19 Jul 2019 01:26:19 PM UTC, original submission:  

I use wget to download website to one folder, copy all files to one file and process the full text of the website.
I need to know from which link each part of the text was taken. I thought ‘--save-headers’ will help me but it only contains HTTP response header, and I guess the link appears in the HTTP request.

Planning to move to httrack due to this issue. There I get original link on note on each file by default.




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