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bug #56660: wget -r or mirror with robots-off should still download robots.txt file

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Tue 23 Jul 2019 03:45:32 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  1.20
Operating System:  None Reproducibility:  Every Time
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
Regression:  None Work Required:  None
Patch Included:  None
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Tue 23 Jul 2019 03:45:32 PM UTC, original submission:  

GNU Wget 1.20.3 built on darwin18.6.0.

with robots=off, wget does not download the robots.txt file

wget -r -e robots=off https://www.robotstxt.org/
robots.txt is not downloaded even though it is present

downloading the root of a site with recursion or --mirror should still save the robots.txt file, even if it is being ignored.

The robots.txt file still contains useful information for site mirroring and archival purposes, even if it isn't being respected .



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