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Re: [Bug-wget] WGET bug with --timestamping

From: Andre Majorel
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] WGET bug with --timestamping
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2008 20:46:57 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On 2008-12-04 13:59 -0500, Jay Pellam wrote:

> Contrary to what the help says (--timestamping: don't
> re-retrieve files unless newer than local), WGET re-retrieves
> the file and overwrites a NEWER file if the sizes are different.
> To me this seems clearly wrong.  There is no question that its
> wrong when the performance is compared to the documentation.  I
> could understand why you might not want to change this behavior
> absolutely but if not a new switch should be provided, eg,
> --ignoresize.

What seems now an eternity ago, I wrote an --ignore-size patch for


If it still applies, get a lottery ticket ASAP. :-)

André Majorel <URL:http://www.teaser.fr/~amajorel/>

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