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Re: [Bug-wget] [PATCH] [wget-bug #33210], Add an option to output bandwi

From: Hrvoje Niksic
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] [PATCH] [wget-bug #33210], Add an option to output bandwidth in bits
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:41:59 +0100
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Sasikanth <address@hidden> writes:

>     I added a new option --bits as requested in
> https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?33210.
>    This patch will display all data length in bits format for --bits
> option.

I don't think anyone requested data *length* being displayed in bits.
Measuring bandwidth in bits per second is useful for compatibility with
units used by network equipment (which at the lowest level does deal
with individual bits).  On the other hand, measuring downloaded data in
bits is not widely used and adds no new information nor convenience.

The --bits option, if implemented, should only affect bandwidth display.

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