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[Bug-wget] Problem with headers getting put into the file

From: Nuzhna Pomoshch
Subject: [Bug-wget] Problem with headers getting put into the file
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2015 05:37:49 -0800


I have been using wget for many years, and have just recently begun to 
encounter a strange problem.

I typically do "wget -S http:/path.to/some.file -O local.filename", which has 
always worked fine in the past.

On some sites now, the headers are getting put into the beginning of the output 

A typical set of those headers (from the saved file) is:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: nginx
Date: Thui, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Content-Type: application/force-download
Content-Length: 1073741824
Last-Modified: Thu, 25 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="some.file"
ETag: "00000000-00000000"
Accept-Ranges: bytes

I am wondering if the mime type "application/force-download" isn't causing the 

This is unpleasant at best (although I can usually remove the headers with dd). 
The big problem
comes when the download is interrupted, and I try to resume it. When that 
happens, the partial
range requested doesn't match what is on the disk (it is off by the size of the 
headers at the
beginning of the file), and the file (most often a large media file) gets 
corrupted (bytes are missing
from the middle).

Has anyone encountered this before and does anyone have any thoughts on how to 
resolve this?

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