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

From: Darshit Shah
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Syntax for RESTful scripting options
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 11:32:20 +0530

Okay, these are certain points that do not come instantly to me.
However, I never intended to break these. The above functionality would
remain for backward compatibility with old scripts.
I am simply debating on how to implement this as a new feature.

On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 10:07 AM, Steven M. Schweda <address@hidden>wrote:

> > 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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Thanking You,
Darshit Shah
Research Lead, Code Innovation
Kill Code Phobia.
B.E.(Hons.) Mechanical Engineering, '14. BITS-Pilani

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