Tony Lewis wrote: > Mauro Tortonesi wrote: > >>i would like to read other users' opinion before deciding which >>course of action to take, though. > > > Other users have suggested adding a command line option for "-a" two or > three times in the past: > > - 2002-11-24: Steve Friedl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> submitted a patch > - 2002-12-24: Maaged Mazyek <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> submitted a patch > - 2005-05-09: B Wooster <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> asked if the fix was ever > going to be implemented > - 2005-08-19: Carl G. Ponder <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> asked if the patches > were going to be applied > - 2005-08-20: Hrvoje responded by posting his own patch for --list-options > > (and that's just what I can find in my local archive searching for "list > -a") > > There is clearly a need among the user community for a feature like this and > lots of ideas about how to implement it. I'd say you should pick one and > implement it. > > If you need copies of any of the patches mentioned in the list above, let me > know.
I've just commited into the trunk a patch that finally adds support for download of hidden files from FTP sites. The patch provides a new implementation of ftp_list that tries the `LIST -a' command first and in case of failure gracefully reverts to the good old `LIST'. Since the patch does not add any new option and provides safe fallback to previous default behavior, I think it is a good compromise that implements a new feature without sacrificing maintenability or robustness. -- Aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem... Mauro Tortonesi http://www.tortonesi.com University of Ferrara - Dept. of Eng. http://www.ing.unife.it GNU Wget - HTTP/FTP file retrieval tool http://www.gnu.org/software/wget Deep Space 6 - IPv6 for Linux http://www.deepspace6.net Ferrara Linux User Group http://www.ferrara.linux.it