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[ curl-Bugs-1381170 ] curl -L -O uses "remote filename" of initial, not result URL

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Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 00:02:13 -0800

Bugs item #1381170, was opened at 2005-12-15 05:17
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Category: http
Group: wrong behaviour
>Status: Closed
>Resolution: Invalid
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Assigned to: Daniel Stenberg (bagder)
Summary: curl -L -O uses "remote filename" of initial, not result URL

Initial Comment:
Look at the attached log: I'm using both -L and -O to
retrieve a file through a redirected URL which fails
because cURL uses the "basename" of the initial
(redirected) URL instead of the basename of the
resolved URL (which should be the expected behaviour).
The initial URL used here contains invalid characters
for a filename.

Proposed fix: retrieve the remote filename from the
final URL.



>Comment By: Daniel Stenberg (bagder)
Date: 2005-12-15 09:02

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Well, the -O behaviour is documented in the man page and it
clearly says it extracts the name from the given URL.

You're asking for a new feature that I wouldn't object to,
but that is not how -O works today.


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