wget url format
I am trying to create a script for a daily cron job to download some slow loading web pages, so they will be available locally.
I've constructed the script using wget. The urls to be loaded include the & character, for passing php variables. Now wget appears to chop the url in parts at the positions of the & character. So wget tries to download multiple files, one for each variable and a main page. Off course this fails.
How can I prevent wget from doing so?
I tried replacing & with %38, its ascii code, but that didn't do the trick. Also the concerning rfc about url format doesn't state the & as an unsafe character.