Mauro Tortonesi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > the following patch (just commited into the trunk) should solve the > problem.
I don't think that patch is such a good idea. -O, as currently implemented, is simply a way to specify redirection. You can think of it as analogous to "command > file" in the shell. In that light, leaving empty files makes perfect sense (that's what shell does with "nosuchcommand > foo"). Most people, on the other hand, expect -O to simply change the destination file name of the current download (and fail to even consider what should happen when multiple URLs are submitted to Wget). For them, the current behavior doesn't make sense. Until -O is changed to really just change the destination file name, I believe the current behavior should be retained.