--progress=dot:giga on wget 1.17.1 outputs 32 dots per line where each
dot represents 1MB downloaded.
The cumulative total at the left of each line is in KB. I would find MB
easier to understand. It matches up with the dots and better matches the
scale of GigaByte files. I still often have download speeds measured in
KB/sec but I don't recall ever comparing download speed to the
cumulative total on the the left.
I would ask that you at least consider this for wget2. I personally
don't have any programs that read this column of wget output so I would
be fine if it changes in the current wget1 but I would understand if you
consider it an API that you don't want to break.
- [Bug-wget] --progress=dot:giga Greg Knittl