2.4 Logging and Input File Options
- ‘-o logfile’
- Log all messages to logfile. The messages are normally reported
to standard error.
- ‘-a logfile’
- Append to logfile. This is the same as ‘-o’, only it appends
to logfile instead of overwriting the old log file. If
logfile does not exist, a new file is created.
- Turn on debug output, meaning various information important to the
developers of Wget if it does not work properly. Your system
administrator may have chosen to compile Wget without debug support, in
which case ‘-d’ will not work. Please note that compiling with
debug support is always safe—Wget compiled with the debug support will
not print any debug info unless requested with ‘-d’.
See Reporting Bugs, for more information on how to use ‘-d’ for
sending bug reports.
- Turn off Wget's output.
- Turn on verbose output, with all the available data. The default output
- Turn off verbose without being completely quiet (use ‘-q’ for
that), which means that error messages and basic information still get
- ‘-i file’
- Read urls from a local or external file. If ‘-’ is
specified as file, urls are read from the standard input.
(Use ‘./-’ to read from a file literally named ‘-’.)
If this function is used, no urls need be present on the command
line. If there are urls both on the command line and in an input
file, those on the command lines will be the first ones to be
retrieved. If ‘--force-html’ is not specified, then file
should consist of a series of URLs, one per line.
However, if you specify ‘--force-html’, the document will be
regarded as ‘html’. In that case you may have problems with
relative links, which you can solve either by adding
"> to the documents or by specifying
‘--base=url’ on the command line.
If the file is an external one, the document will be automatically
treated as ‘html’ if the Content-Type matches ‘text/html’.
Furthermore, the file's location will be implicitly used as base
href if none was specified.
- When input is read from a file, force it to be treated as an html
file. This enables you to retrieve relative links from existing
html files on your local disk, by adding
"> to html, or using the ‘--base’ command-line
- ‘-B URL’
- Resolves relative links using URL as the point of reference,
when reading links from an HTML file specified via the
‘-i’/‘--input-file’ option (together with
‘--force-html’, or when the input file was fetched remotely from
a server describing it as html). This is equivalent to the
presence of a
BASE tag in the html input file, with
URL as the value for the
For instance, if you specify ‘http://foo/bar/a.html’ for
URL, and Wget reads ‘../baz/b.html’ from the input file, it
would be resolved to ‘http://foo/baz/b.html’.
- Specify the location of a startup file you wish to use.