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Re: [Bug-wget] [RFC] Reverse scrolling direction

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] [RFC] Reverse scrolling direction
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:55:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Tim Ruehsen <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tuesday 02 December 2014 17:52:48 Darshit Shah wrote:
>> On 11/27, Darshit Shah wrote:
>> >A couple of days ago, Giuseppe suggested (on IRC) that maybe we should
>> >reverse the direction in which the filename in the progressbar
>> >scrolls.
>> >
>> >His reasoning was that the last part of the file is the most important
>> >for most people / use cases. This use case is recursive retrieval
>> >where once you're a couple levels deep, actually knowing the filename
>> >could be difficult with the current scrolling mechanism.
>> >
>> >I've attached a patch which reverses the direction of the scrolling.
>> >The patch is currently only a proof of concept and will be changed and
>> >cleaned for the final version. However, I'd like everyone's views on
>> >the direction of scrolling and how it looks reversed. I believe that
>> >after reversing it, the progress bar may be more useful in a recursive
>> >retrieval, but looks a lot worse.
>> >
>> >My suggestion is to add another option to the --progress=bar switch,
>> >something like this:
>> >--progress-bar:rtol and --progress=bar:ltor for switching between the
>> >two scrolling styles, with rtol (Right to Left) being the default.
>> Any updates / suggestions / reviews on this topic?
> Hi Darshit,
> currently with -r I see something like this
> ...
> Saving to: ‘www.hostname.d.de/lkdfsldkflsdf/subdir/xxx/file-to-save’
> www.hostname.d.de/lkdfsldkflsdf/subdir/xxx/file-       [ <=>                  
>                                                     ]  77.81K  --.-KB/s   in 
> 0.1s   
> My personal favor would be
> 1. IMHO, for single-threaded downloads we don't need the filename in the 
> 'bar' line at all.
> 2. but if a user wants it: just print the filename into the 'bar' line (I can 
> read the 'Saving to:' line pretty well).
> 3. if the plain filename name is too long, I would like to see the beginning 
> and the and with ... in between without scrollling.

that is a cool idea.

Saving to: ‘www.hostname.d.de/lkdfsldkflsdf/subdir/xxx/file-to-save’

www.hostname.d.de/lkdfsldkfls[...]xx/file-to-save       [ <=>                   
                                                   ]  77.81K  --.-KB/s   in 

I guess something like that, by default, would make happy everyone:-)


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