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Re: [Bug-wget] [bug #45790] wget prints it's progress even when backgrou
Re: [Bug-wget] [bug #45790] wget prints it's progress even when background
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 23:06:44 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)
Darshit Shah <address@hidden> writes:
> This affects an invokation using the shell's background operator (&) too.
> E.g.: wget
> will cause the logging output and progress bar to be displayed on the
> terminal as explained in the bug report.
> However, I am not willing to fix that behaviour. A huge number of
> people copy URLs and paste them in their terminals for Wget to
> download without double-quoting them. A large number of these URLs
> have the "&" character which causes the shell to background the
> process. They tend to realise that something went wrong when the
> screen is garbled by a background process spewing messages to stdout
> and stderr. If this behaviour is changed, many people won't realise
> their error and un-necessarily invoke multiple instances of
> backgrounded Wget processes, eventually coming back here with new bug
> The bahviour has remained so for a long time and I'm inclined to
> retain the status quo.
I agree with you here, the behavior should not be changed. It would be
a bug if wget stops reporting errors when resumed.