Michelle Konzack wrote: > Am 2008-10-14 01:20:16, schrieb Hraban Luyat: >> Hi, >> >> Considering the -m switch (--mirror): the man page says it is currently >> equivalent to -r -N -l inf --no-remove-listing. I was wondering, though: >> why does this not also include -k? When mirroring a website it seems >> useful to convert the links for appropriate viewing in a browser. That > > When mirroring a Website, I WANT A IDENTICAL MIRROR. But IF I want to > have a mirror for Off-Line reading I can choose the additional -k otion.
So your interpretation of the word "mirror" means "byte-by-byte copy" (also called a "backup" or an "archive"). Another common interpretation, however, is an "alternative location", suitable for "off-site" (which I assume you mean, here, too, instead of "off-line") viewing, as in "If that website is unavailable, try one of the following mirrors: ...". >> is, if mirroring here means what it usually means: provide an >> alternative location to view the same content.. if it's more like a >> backup, then of course -k is not a good option. But in that case, maybe >> it's worth mentioning...? > > No! ;-) My point was that the meaning of "mirror" is very ambiguous, /especially/ in the context of fetching a live website in this fashion (as one could expect a backup to occur on the server-side instead). I am not arguing that the -k switch should be added as much as that I'm just saying it might very well be worth mentioning. >> PS: I would like to be CC'ed (not subscribed). > > ??? -- How can you post without being subscribed? My posts went all > definitively rejected when I tried to post to this list. http://wget.addictivecode.org/MailingLists Greetings, Hraban Luyat