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Re: [Bug-wget] Default depth levels in --recursive option

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Default depth levels in --recursive option
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2011 10:27:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

I have applied the following patch, I hope it is clearer now.

=== modified file 'doc/wget.texi'
--- doc/wget.texi       2011-03-21 22:22:31 +0000
+++ doc/wget.texi       2011-07-05 08:24:34 +0000
@@ -1764,12 +1764,12 @@
 @item -r
 @itemx --recursive
 Turn on recursive retrieving.  @xref{Recursive Download}, for more
+details.  The default maximum depth is 5.
 @item -l @var{depth}
 @itemx address@hidden
 Specify recursion maximum depth level @var{depth} (@pxref{Recursive
-Download}).  The default maximum depth is 5.
 @cindex proxy filling
 @cindex delete after retrieval


Marc Deop <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tuesday 05 July 2011 10:09:12 Giuseppe Scrivano wrote:
>> thanks to have reported it.  I see the default limit of 5 levels is
>> specified twice in the documentation, isn't that enough?
> Well, I think it should be in all the places that matter. 
> We discussed the issue with some folks in the IRC channel and I guess
> we decided it's a matter of semantics. However, I believe it wouldn't
> hurt to add a rimender in the --recursive option that the depth is not
> infinite.
> What do you think?
> Regards,
> Marc Deop

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