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Re: [Bug-wget] bad filenames (again)

From: Andries E. Brouwer
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] bad filenames (again)
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2015 16:38:01 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Fri, Aug 07, 2015 at 04:14:45PM +0200, Tim Ruehsen wrote:
> Hi Andries,
> as I already mentioned, changing the default behavior of wget is not a good 
> idea.
> But I started a wget2 branch that produces wget and wget2 executables.
> wget2's default behavior is to keep filenames as they are.
> I am not sure how it compiles and works on Windows (Cygwin could work).
> If you dare to check it out: any feedback is highly welcome.
> Regards, Tim

Hi Tim,

I disagree. This is just a bug.
Nobody wants illegal filenames.
Even removing them is not entirely trivial since the filenames
produced by wget are not legal character sequences, so cannot be typed.

So, I think this should be fixed, for example with my one-liner fix,
but I am quite happy to do something more complicated if that is
what people prefer.

I am a Linux man, no Windows computers here. So, I am happy to do
stuff on Linux, but cannot test on Windows.


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