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Re: [Bug-wget] How to get only updated pdf files from a ColdFusion site?

From: Tim Ruehsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] How to get only updated pdf files from a ColdFusion site? [WARNING: SPF validation failed]
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:50:07 +0100
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Hi Pierre,

next time, please send your answer to the mailing list as well (bug-
address@hidden), so others won't spent their precious time to answer an already 
answered question. I put the list on CC for this mail, so your answer will be 
visible there.

There is a whole chapter about Time-Stamping in the original docs (wget.texi).
This chapter is left out in the man pages (i just can guess about the 

If you use 'info wget' or 'pinfo wget' and you won't miss any of the docs ;-)

There should be a hint in the man pages - right near -N, that there is an 
extra chapter about the time-stamping details which can be viewed by 'info'.


On Monday 17 March 2014 07:28:37 Pierre Fortin wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:14:10 +0100 Tim Ruehsen wrote:
> >On Sunday 16 March 2014 18:10:30 Pierre Fortin wrote:
> >> wget -r -nd -A \*pdf http://www.ncrealtors.org/sampleforms.cfm
> >
> >You should add the option -N (aka --timestamping).
> >
> >Tim
> That works!  Thanks Tim!
> BTW, the man page simply reads:
>  -N
>        --timestamping
>            Turn on time-stamping.
> That provides no clue as to why it's useful.  Could we add something like
> this?:
>   In certain cases, this option will prevent re-downloading and deleting
>   files.
> Or whatever is more correct...
> Cheers,
> Pierre

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