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Re: [Bug-wget] --bit option name

From: Hrvoje Niksic
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] --bit option name
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 11:28:58 +0200
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Tim Ruehsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Am Tuesday 05 June 2012 schrieb Hrvoje Niksic:
>> I'd like to suggest that the new --bit option be named --bps instead.
>> The use case for this option is reporting of download speed in [gmk]bps,
>> not expressing all quantities in bits.  Besides, the word "bit" has
>> other meanings (small piece), while "bps" is quite recognizable to the
>> target audience for the option.
> I would like to see --report-bps. It explains itself, well, at least better 
> than --bps which could be anything.

Good point.  To me --report-bps is also an improvement over --bits.

> To regard the current question of Fernando Cassia <address@hidden> (bug-
> wget 5.6.2012) (Is there any way to make wget report download speed in Kbps 
> not MBps at the end of the transfer?):
> --report-bps replaces --bit
> --report-[gmkn]bps would respect the user's demand for explicitly gbps, mbps 
> and kbps, with nbps = plain bps without giga, mega or kilo.
> What do you think ?

I think that Wget has already way too many options. :)  Note that you
also can't choose how the download speed will be shown with byte

But while we're bikeshedding, how about:


and additional features can be added later as syntax additions to the
value recognized by that option.

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