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bug #34413: --no-clobber option does not work for directories

Submitter:  jaivuk <jaivuk>
Submitted:  Wed 28 Sep 2011 06:12:31 AM UTC
   
 
Category:  Program Logic Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Awaiting Approval
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  gscrivano
Originator Name:  jaivuk Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  1.12 Operating System:  GNU/Linux
Reproducibility:  Every Time Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None Regression:  None
Work Required:  None Patch Included:  No
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Sun 11 Dec 2011 11:37:03 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I think you can either try with -N or specify some exclusion rules (-X) for directories you don't want to traverse.

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Giuseppe Scrivano <gscrivano>
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Wed 28 Sep 2011 06:12:31 AM UTC, original submission:  

I need to recursively download small page which contains index.html which contains link to a folder which contains some files. Directory structure on the server is files/file1.txt
If I do wget wget -r -nc www.example.com/user/ then I get:
www.example.com/user/folder/file1.txt also index.html is created in www.example.com/user which is fine.

However when I try to do it again then file1.ext is skipped which is fine, but www.example.com/user/folder.1 is created as a file which contains the list of all files - in this case file1.txt
If I do it one more time folder.2 is created etc...

I searched and tried hard, but I did not find any option how to suppress this behaviour - it would be nice if folder.1 is not created at all (I have a flash drive) or at least if it could be deleted once that folder is checked.

Obviously the workaround is to do recursive deletion of all .1 files after each run, but this is not ideal.

Thank you very much.

jaivuk <jaivuk>

 

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