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Re: problem with wget -O

On Monday 25 January 2021 17:04:23 Greg Wooledge wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 04:07:33PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > gene@coyote:~/src/build$ cd .. && wget -O opencv.zip
> > https://github.com/opencv/opencv/archive/master.zip Cannot specify
> > both -k or --convert-file-only and -O if multiple URLs are given, or
> > in combination with -p or -r. See the manual for details.
> >
> > Usage: wget [OPTION]... [URL]...
> I tried to duplicate this myself, using buster, and using stretch (as
> you previously reported this is on stretch).  I was not able to do so
> using only modifications of the command you gave.  I tried replacing
> the space after -O with a non-breaking space, and I tried using -O
> -opencv.zip (hinted by the -p in the error message).
> My next guess is that perhaps wget is receiving additional options
> from somewhere other than your command line.  Perhaps via an
> environment variable, or something.
> Apparently wget doesn't have any such env vars, but it does allow a
> startup file, which it calls ".wgetrc".  Or /etc/wgetrc.
> So, after reading up on that, and experimenting a bit:
> unicorn:/tmp/build$ cat ~/.wgetrc
> convert-links = on
> page-requisites = on
> If I create a ~/.wgetrc file with at least those two lines in it, then
> I get the same error you got.
> Do you have a ~/.wgetrc file?  If so, what's in it?  If not, what's in
> your /etc/wgetrc file (other than comments and blank lines)?
gene@coyote:~$ cat .wgetrc
no_parent = on
follow_ftp = on
recursive = on
reclevel = 20
convert_links = on

and the only option that is not commented in /etc/wgetrc is the
passive_fpt = on

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