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Re: [Bug-wget] New option "--no-list-a"

From: Daniel Stenberg
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] New option "--no-list-a"
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:39:41 +0200 (CEST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (DEB 1167 2008-08-23)

On Fri, 30 Aug 2013, Tim Ruehsen wrote:

Could you enlighten me about where '-a' comes from ? RFC 959 is very clear that a param after LIST is either a filename or a directory name.

LIST -a basically works with the assumption that the server will detect that it looks like an option and run ls locally with that option. It is a flawed assumption and as you say not based on any FTP spec.

Lots of servers will return an error and I would imagine additional fun if such a server would have an actual directory named '-a' where that LIST command runs! :-)


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