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Making wget downloads file with proper filenames

How many times have you tried to download files from a web page that has the following format: http://www.domainname.com/start-download?filename=foobar and you get ?filename=foobar as the filename?

That’s because wget is not reading the Content-Disposition header. In order to make wget read that header one must add the following parameter:

wget --content-disposition
Example:

wget --content-disposition http://www.ubuntu.com/start-download?distro=desktop&bits=32&release=latest

PS: This only works for newer wget versions though. eg: wget (1.12-1)

keywords: nova, openstack, wget, content-disposition

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