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Re: [Bug-wget] Windows 7 makes wget less intuitive

From: David H. Lipman
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Windows 7 makes wget less intuitive
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:58:07 -0500

From: "Henrik Holst" <address@hidden>

> Ah, having tread the whole thread... I now see that this is when running
> wget from a desktop shortcut?

One would not run it from a shorcut unless you created a script that called 

Windows doesn't have a default folder per se.  It is up to the application.  An 
application may query the Registry for the user's document directory.  However, 
this is a 
utility and not an application that is compiled for multiple OS' and therefore 
is not OS 

Thus there is no assumption of where downloaded files will reside and and will 
depend upon 
the utility when it is eecuted and will often default to the location of where 
the utility 
resides.  Thus when the utility is in the PATH the user can be in any drive and 
any folder 
and then use WGET and will download to that POV.

Take a Windows BAT or CMD file and you would have...

@echo off
cd "d:\my dir\my folder"
wget { command line }

You would have to use the command line switch as Micah pointed out.

-P,  --directory-prefix=PREFIX  save files to PREFIX/...

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