Bug 68795 - wget fails to interpret ~# characters in ftp password
Summary: wget fails to interpret ~# characters in ftp password
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: wget
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Depends On:
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Reported: 2002-07-14 11:34 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-14 11:34:28 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2002-07-14 11:34:24 UTC
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Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
use a command like wget ftp://username:secret#~word@www.website.co.uk/

where username is valid for the server and the password contains the # and ~ chars

Actual Results:  returns with 
--12:01:13--  ftp://username:*password*@www.website.co.uk/
           => `.listing'
Resolving www.website.co.uk... done.
Connecting to www.website.co.uk[]:21... connected.
Logging in as username ...
Login incorrect.

Expected Results:  successful login and download of files

Additional info:

this still happens if the #~ chars are urlencoded

upgrading wget to GNU Wget 1.8.2 solves the problem

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-07-15 14:19:27 UTC
1.8.2 is what is in rawhide.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-07-16 20:05:48 UTC
it's still broken in 7.3 though !!??

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