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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.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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