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Re: [Bug-wget] wget option "-p" incompatible with compression?

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] wget option "-p" incompatible with compression?
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 13:49:10 +0200
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Hello Jens,

actually wget doesn't handle gzip compressed files, adding the
Accept-Encoding header is just a hack, pretending wget supports gzip
when it doesn't.

In order to use -p you need to download the file as plain text, not
forcing a compression.


Jens Schleusener <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> sorry, the below described wget behaviour may not be a real bug:
> I use often the wget option
>  --page-requisites
> ("-p") but for some test purposes I now added also the option
>  --header='Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate'
> Now wget downloads and saves for e,g, a file named index.html (not
> index.html.gz) but in "gzip compressed" format. But wget doesn't seem
> to detect that and so cannot find other files that are necessary to
> properly display the given HTML page. Any hints to circumvent that
> behaviour respectively to force decompression of compressed files
> after download?
> Regards
> Jens

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