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Re: [Bug-wget] Disable progress display when log output to file?

From: Paul Wratt
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Disable progress display when log output to file?
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 18:41:37 +1300

this works but no size in output:
wget -nv --output-file=wget.txt _url_

I found a reference to a 2007 post asking for:
 3) add support for turning off the progress bar with
 4) perhaps disable the progress bar if -O - is specified


I believe -S (if set) should also be on if -O is specified (even with -q or -nv)


On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 1:06 AM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I use wget with --append-output=filename in order to save a log of a
> downloading session.
> Is it possible to tell wget to not write any progress indication
> (dots/bars) to the output file? When logging to a file the indication
> doesn't serve any purpose. It just makes the log file larger, and for very
> large files, you can end up with screenfuls of dots in the log file. (I'm
> using --progress=dots:mega to reduce the number of dots in the output
> already.)
> Mark

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