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Re: [Bug-wget] Timestamping

From: Ángel González
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Timestamping
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:57:16 +0100
User-agent: Thunderbird

Alexander Chernyavsky wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm doing wget http://tex.imm.uran.ru/tex/beameruserguide.pdf -O
> beameruserguide.pdf. Download completes and ls -l shows that file is
> dated as 2005-10-23 20:48. Date command shows Mon Mar 21 20:37:56 MSK
> 2011.
> I'm reading in manual:
>> For this reason, -N (for timestamp-checking) is not supported in
>> combination with -O: since file is always newly created, it will always
>> have a very new timestamp.
> But in my case file has an old timestamp. I'm using -O and timestamping
> still works. Moreover, even without -N it continues to work. How can I
> turn off timestamping?
> P.S. My config files(/etc/wgetrc, ~/.wgetrc) are clear.
> P.P.S. Doing "-O- > beameruserguide.pdf" is a dirty way and is not a
> solution of the problem. 

wget http://tex.imm.uran.ru/tex/beameruserguide.pdf -O beameruserguide.pdf && 
touch beameruserguide.pdf ?

Why is shell redirection not a solution?

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