On 02/02/2018 01:48 PM, Bill Putney wrote:
> Why is it that;
> wget --post-data 'user=_/username/_&password=_/password/_'
> http://www.xyz.org/downloads/Current.mp3
> does exactly what you think it should do in OS X but gets an error
> message back from the web server and stores it in WCL_Current.mp3
> instead of the audio when executed in a Rivendell (Broadcast Appliance)
> terminal
> window?

My initial guess is that www.xyz.org is responding with a redirect to
either a different site, or simply a different file name. RDCatch uses
wget so it makes sense that you are seeing the same issue there.

Why it works differently between MacOS and Linux remains a mystery. Can
you post the output of wget --version from both operating systems? Also,
check the contents of /etc/wgetrc and any other dot-files (e.g.,


> Using the Firefox browser on the same Rivendell machine and filling in
> the username and password in the pop-up then right-click and save always
> works.
> It seems to be the same kind of broken that happens with RDCatch with
> this same download. Then when RDCatch tries to import it into a cart it
> complains about it not being a valid audio file <doh!>. Trying to work
> around broken RDCatch but maybe it's not RDCatch but a system call
> that's broken.
> Thanks,
> Bill Putney - WB6RFW
> District 2 Commissioner - Port of Port Townsend
> Chief Engineer - KPTZ
> El Jefe de Contenido - Port Townsend Film Festival
> Private Pilot-Single Engine Land | Airframe & Powerplant / Inspection
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