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

From: Ángel González
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Syntax for RESTful scripting options
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:16:20 +0100
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On 07/03/13 05:37, Steven M. Schweda wrote:
>>> 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?
Or people may simply want to send a newline in the post data.

> So then how to unify --post-data and --post-file into one option? I too am
> not a bid advocate of changing the meaning according to the content but
> that seemed like the easiest way forward.
Don't do it.

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