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Re: [Bug-wget] Syntax for RESTful scripting options

From: Steven M. Schweda
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Syntax for RESTful scripting options
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 22:37:30 -0600 (CST)

> Also, is the --post-file command really needed? Even if one does really
> need to use POST data from a file, one could always cat the file inside
> backticks as:
> > wget --options=POST `cat POSTdata` URL
> >
> Why not go with that?

   Apparently "always" means something to you which is different from
what it means to me.

   It may be hard to believe, or you may not care, but some folks use
this program on non-UNIX(-like) systems (VMS, for example), where such
UNIX(-like) shell tricks are not available.  Even on UNIX(-like)
systems, some old shells may have limited command-line length.  Some
users might not want the contents of their file exposed to every user on
the system who can run "ps".

   How many reasons do you need not to wreck existing functionality?


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