[plug] Configuring wget using .wgetrc

W.Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Wed Jun 11 10:41:56 WST 2008

Via the man page it looks like wget cant use auto-proxy.  Is it possible
to wtite a wrapper for wget that reads the auto-proxy information and
then uses this to set the environment before calling wget.  Or if its
unlikely to change, why not just set it in the environment anyway?  

auto-proxy is a kludge that id designed for specific circumstances - a
better idea is a transparent proxy which catches a lot of other apps
like wget, and can stop users bypassing it.


On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 10:17 +0800, Buddrige, David wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to use wget to download a webpage to a local machine.
> My problem is that I have a proxy but the proxy settings are not
> explicitly defined.  In my firefox proxy settings I have the option "Use
> automatic configuration script" ticked and a value of
> "http://[some-ip-address]/wpad.dat" for the configuration script to use.
> Therefore, setting the command line options "--proxy-user=SOMEUSER" and
> "--proxy-password=SOMEPASSWORD" is not going to work.  
> Does anyone know if it be possible to configure wget to operate using an
> auto configuration script for proxy settings?
> Thanks heaps guys,
> David.
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