wget and sourceforge.net downloads

Karl Wilbur karl at karlwilbur.net
Thu Feb 7 23:06:20 UTC 2013

Not really. I've expressed this directly to SF and it seems to have fallen
on def ears. You can use the -O option to wget to explicitly specify the
filename that you want.
wget http://www.google.com/ -O google-home-page.html

Karl Wilbur
karl at karlwilbur.net

On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 5:55 PM, Jude DaShiell <jdashiel at shellworld.net>wrote:

> I've noticed on one download using wget that sourceforge.net appends all
> kinds of garbage to the right end of downloads from sourceforge.net.
> With wget does any way exist to prevent sourceforge.net from doing this
> and saving to the correct file name on the local system?  I downloaded
> nvda_2012-3-1.exe from sourceforge.net and had to use an mv command to fix
> the file name after the fact.  I copied everything in the file name up to
> one character before the first question mark then moved what
> sourceforge.net downloaded to that correct file name.
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