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Re: [Bug-wget] trouble with URL vs local file names

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] trouble with URL vs local file names
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 10:30:29 -0800
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(answers inline)

Tobias Senz wrote:
> Heja :)
> When using recursive or page requisite downloading local folders are
> created. Is there any way to switch that off without loosing the URL?
> It would make much sense to me for archival if local files were "flat"
> but including as much of the URL as possible.
> But, all files in ONE folder.
> Like so, made up example:
> wget -p -k www.google.de
> creates locally the folders / files
> ./www.google.de
> ./www.google.de/index.html
> ./www.google.de/logos
> ./www.google.de/logos/olympics10-skeleton-hp.png
> I'd prefer if that were ONLY files
> ./address@hidden
> ./address@hidden@olympics10-skeleton-hp.png
> Or a URL like this
> http://www.google.de/csi?v=3&s=webhp&action=&e=17259,17311,22713,23386,23756,23806&ei=JwZ9S-StKYaC_Aatp-z3BA&expi=17259,17311,22713,23386,23756,23806&imc=1&imn=1&imp=1&rt=prt.41,xjsls.93,xjses.163,xjsee.206,xjs.229,ol.468,iml.241
> locally as file name
> address@hidden@address@hidden@address@hidden@action@@address@hidden,17311,22713,23386,23756
> [etc ...]
> How would that be possible?

I'm afraid it isn't, currently.

> And i'm also having trouble with the way files are named locally, the
> "--restrict-file-names=" thingie.
> Is there any way to also block "%" "&" "=" (and possibly others i can't
> think of right now - "+" maybe?) locally as these seem to prevent
> further processing in batch scripts? As mentioned above i'm more of a
> fan of "@" for placeholders. Rarely (never?) used in http, and does not
> seem to make any trouble when scripting.

Wget doesn't currently support arbitrary name restrictions.

Micah J. Cowan

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