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[Bug-wget] --progress should not be overridden by --quiet

From: Tomas Hozza
Subject: [Bug-wget] --progress should not be overridden by --quiet
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2014 04:52:38 -0500 (EST)


We have a user in Fedora (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1068834)
which thinks that --progress option should not be overridden by the --quiet

The rationale behind this is that when users run a script then they may
want to see the progress of potentially long download, but don't want
to be informed for example about 302 redirections.

The reporter of the Fedora bug would like to see the progress bar on stdout,
but as Micah Cowan stated it is really bad idea, mainly because stdout is
intended for core data (especially when using "wget -O -".

As an example idea, the ability to pass the descriptor number to the --progress
option was proposed, for example "--progress=bar,1" or any other.

Although I think that the request seems to be valid, I personally think the
current behaviour is correct. It seems more like a feature request.


Tomas Hozza

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