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[Bug-wget] [bug #56379] Update man wget Documentation for -O

From: anonymous
Subject: [Bug-wget] [bug #56379] Update man wget Documentation for -O
Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 12:09:57 -0400 (EDT)
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                 Summary: Update man wget Documentation for -O 
                 Project: GNU Wget
            Submitted by: None
            Submitted on: Thu 23 May 2019 04:09:55 PM UTC
                Category: None
                Severity: 3 - Normal
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: David Whitten
        Originator Email: address@hidden
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: 1.19.4
        Operating System: GNU/Linux
         Reproducibility: None
           Fixed Release: None
         Planned Release: None
              Regression: None
           Work Required: None
          Patch Included: None



The current man page for wget seems to deprecate the use of -O for the output
file name (especially in the case of multiple files).

There is no suggestion for what to do to specify the output file names.
(--background implies that it can be done with -o but the
--output-file=logfile later in man implies this is output for log file output,
not the downloaded file.)

Elseweb, I saw a suggestion to use:

wget -qO- newname URL

Which at least handles the one case of downloading a single file name. This
does NOT address the multiple file names case.

Surely someone is has this need and knows how to do it.

Best Wishes,
David Whitten


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