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

From: Sasikanth
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] [PATCH] [wget-bug #33210], Add an option to output bandwidth in bits
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 02:14:51 +0530

No one asked. i had just thought it will be good to display all the output
in either bits or bytes to avoid confusion to the user (I had confused).

Anyhow thanks I will modify the patch.


On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 3:11 PM, Hrvoje Niksic <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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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