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Re: [Bug-wget] Windows 7 makes wget less intuitive

From: Paul Wratt
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Windows 7 makes wget less intuitive
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 06:23:27 +1300

this may have something to do with "working directory" which when an
exe is run from a shortcut, uses the exe folder as the default path.
Some testing on win7 is needed to clarify this issue, as that "Program
Files" path is used for 32bit apps on 64bit installation..


On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 5:34 AM, David H. Lipman <address@hidden> wrote:
> From: "Zachariah Yoder" <address@hidden>
>> Dear developers of WGET,
>> Thank you for a useful tool.  The operation is intuitive and easy to use.
>> With the advent of Windows 7, however, users who save wget.exe in their 
>> program files
>> directory will be confused as to where the files are saved.  Could you add a 
>> line in the
>> wget help directing users either to:
>> C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\wget or to 
>> a web page
>> that explains the problem?
>> Even if you don't find this contribution helpful, thank you very much for a 
>> useful app!
> WGET is Windows is *best* used when WGET and depencencies are in the %PATH% 
> and the use
> run WGET exither from a script wich indicates the folder in which the 
> retrieved files are
> dropped or open a Command Prompt and manually go to the location of where you 
> want the
> files dropped.
> There is NO reason why a utility such as WGET should be in Program Files 
> since it is not a
> formally installed application.
> --
> Dave
> Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
> http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp

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