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Old 11-19-2004, 06:30 PM   #1
coyote399
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Wget -x not working?


I am running debian sarge, and the wget from sid (I upgraded in hopes it would be a bug that was fixed)

according to the wget-manual:

`-X list'
`--exclude list'
`exclude_directories = list'
`-X' option is exactly the reverse of `-I'---this is a list of directories excluded from the download. E.g. if you do not want Wget to download things from `/cgi-bin' directory, specify `-X /cgi-bin' on the command line.

yet,

wget --exclude-directories=wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands (and variations, like /wiki/,*wiki*, and others)

as well as -X, will download the file.

am I doing something wrong with the syntax, does exclude directories not mean what I think it means, or is this a bug?
 
Old 11-20-2004, 01:35 PM   #2
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I think those options will only take effect when doing recursive downloads.
 
  


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