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Re: change in wget logfile behavior




On 03/29/2017 08:30 PM, Andrew Schulman wrote:
> Recently, I guess since wget was upgraded to 1.19, whenever I run wget I get a
> bonus message on the console:
> 
>   Redirecting output to ‘wget-log’.
> 
> And sure enough, wget creates the file ~/wget-log, which is usually empty.
> 
> This behavior is annoying, and new. It can be worked around by putting 
> 
> logfile = /dev/stderr
> 
> in /etc/wgetrc.
> 
> Eric, I guess you're aware of this change. Would you consider putting the above
> into the default /etc/wgetrc, so people don't have to make the chnage separately
> on all of their hosts?

I'll investigate to see whether this was an intentional upstream change,
and whether other distros are doing anything about it.  Thanks for the
heads up.

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Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
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