wget and sourceforge.net downloads
tony at baechler.net
Fri Feb 8 07:46:57 UTC 2013
I have a similar problem with libsyn.com downloads. As already suggested, I
use the -O switch to wget which helps, but for SourceForge, there might be a
better way. First, I know that Gentoo and the FreeBSD ports system download
directly from SF mirrors presumably without the problems, so you could try
superb-east.sourceforge.net instead of downloads.sourceforge.net the next
time. Alternatively, if you don't mind ftp downloads from Ireland, you can
where the complete Sourceforge mirror is available for download by
subdirectory. For example, "nvda" would be under n/nv/nvda, so it's a few
more steps, but you can easily see all project releases in one directory.
On 2/7/2013 2:55 PM, Jude DaShiell 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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