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Re: [Bug-wget] --progress=dot:giga

From: Tim Rühsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] --progress=dot:giga
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:58:33 +0200
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Hi Greg,

looking at it when downloading a large file, I have to agree.

A dynamic multiplier on the left would be nice (K->M->G).

I added this as a comment to https://gitlab.com/gnuwget/wget2/issues/342.

Thanks for the feedback.

Regards, Tim

On 12.06.19 06:19, Greg Knittl wrote:
> Hi,
> --progress=dot:giga on wget 1.17.1 outputs 32 dots per line where each
> dot represents 1MB downloaded.
> The cumulative total at the left of each line is in KB. I would find MB
> easier to understand. It matches up with the dots and better matches the
> scale of GigaByte files. I still often have download speeds measured in
> KB/sec but I don't recall ever comparing download speed to the
> cumulative total on the the left.
> I would ask that you at least consider this for wget2. I personally
> don't have any programs that read this column of wget output so I would
> be fine if it changes in the current wget1 but I would understand if you
> consider it an API that you don't want to break.
> thanks,
> Greg

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