2.573.2.2 wget not possible creating files with question mark ? in name

Richard Campbell richard.u.campbell@gmail.com
Wed May 7 13:07:00 GMT 2008

On 5/7/08, Pander <pander@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> When using cygwin 2.573.2.2 wget on Windows XP Professional 2002 SP 2 it
> is not possible for wget to write or update files with questionmark ? in
> name.

? is an illegal character in the native windows filesystems.  Cygwin
has a feature to automatically rename illegal characters, managed
mounts.  See http://www.cygwin.com/faq/faq.using.html#faq.using.case-sensitive

> Also it is not possible to extracting tar files in cygwin containting the
> results of wget done on a POSIX machine.

This is likely the result of the tar file having an illegal filename,
based on your previous comment.

> If question mark is not possible to use on this file system at all,

It is not.

> please consider altering wget to circumvent this.

Managed mounts exist to automatically do the renaming for you.  See
the previous link.

-Richard Campbell.

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