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[Bug-wget] WARNING: timestamping does nothing in combination with -O.

From: Matt Cooper
Subject: [Bug-wget] WARNING: timestamping does nothing in combination with -O.
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:37:24 +0000


Regarding the subject line, I was wondering why? It seems given the warning 
message that this was purposely not implemented rather than missed. I'm not 
sure why, and it'd be great if it were supported. Even if wget always sets the 
current time for the local timestamp when writing the file with -O, that would 
still work fine since whatever the server timestamp was at the time of 
download, it should have been less than the current time, no? And when the file 
is updated, the server timestamp should then exceed the local timestamp.

I've wanted this feature to work before for a variety of things, but here's 
today's use case - wget saves 
http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=109706 as 
"address@hidden".. but the users on the network would much rather see 
Java-Setup-i586.exe sitting in "LatestVersions". Right now my script downloads 
& overwrites every morning. It works, but it fills my backup tapes and makes me 


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