Summary: Update man wget Documentation for -O
Project: GNU Wget
Submitted by: None
Submitted on: Thu 23 May 2019 04:09:55 PM UTC
Severity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - Normal
Assigned to: None
Originator Name: David Whitten
Originator Email: whit...@netcom.com
Discussion Lock: Any
Operating System: GNU/Linux
Fixed Release: None
Planned Release: None
Work Required: None
Patch Included: None
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.
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