Version 1.7 of GNU Wget

Release Notes: SSL support, HTTP keep-alive support, ability to accept, load, and store cookies, recognizing non-Unix directory listings (specifically VMS and Windows NT), and rewriting internal tables for speed when mirroring huge sites.

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Release Notes: Non-fatal GNU TLS alerts during handshake no longer lead to failures. New "--https-only" and "--method" options were added. Shorthand URLs in an input file are now supported. Support was added for Perfect-Forward Secrecy in "--secure-protocol". Various bugs were fixed.

  •  14 Sep 2013 02:16

    Release Notes: Adds support for content-on-error. Adds support for WARC files. Fixes a memory leak problem in the GNU TLS backend. Autoreconf works again for distributed tarballs. Prints some diagnostic messages to stderr, not to stdout. Reports stdout close errors. Accepts the --report-speed option. Enables client certificates when GNU TLS is used. Adds support for TLS Server Name Indication. Accepts the arguments --accept-reject and --reject-regex. The GNU TLS backend correctly honors the timeout value. Adds support for RFC 2617 Digest Access Authentication.

    Release Notes: Support was added for HTTP/1.1. Persistent connections are used with proxies which support them. The GNU TLS backend now works again and has been made default vs. OpenSSL. Now "--timestamping" and "--continue" work well together. By default, wget now uses the original URL to get the local filename on server redirects, to address the security vulnerability reported as CVE-2010-2252. Portability issues were fixed. Several other minor enhancements and bugfixes were made.

    •  22 Sep 2009 20:30

      Release Notes: Better versioning info, support for parsing CSS content, support for internationalized URIs (IRIs) and non-ASCII domain names, password-prompting, and more.

      •  30 Jun 2008 05:56

      Release Notes: This is a bugfix release, including fixes for a regression involving the combination of -O and -nc and a couple of opportunities for Wget to crash.

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