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Ill be honest I wasnt sure if I should post this but this has really been annoying me lately. If the powers that be state this is the way it is and I need to deal with it, thats fine, but I wanted to at least plead my case.

Basically the attachment http format is incredibly annoying for anyone working on the cmd line.

For example the link for the BlackListPlugin.zip file is http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/viewfile/Plugins/BlackListPlugin?rev=14;filename=BlackListPlugin.zip

but if do a wget on on of the servers I want to install it on

wget http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/viewfile/Plugins/BlackListPlugin?rev=14;filename=BlackListPlugin.zip

the ; causes wget to end

Yes I know I could encapsulate it in quotes but that is annoying.

Isnt there any way to make the link so its a simple cut & paste into a cmd shell??

Hm, always thought the value separator in URLs is & not ; so shouldn't the link for downloading attached files be actually:

wget http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/viewfile/Plugins/BlackListPlugin?rev=14&filename=BlackListPlugin.zip
-- FJ

There are two answers in this.

First I am discarding this because there is an open enhancement Item2555 which addresses this exact issue.

The 2nd part of the answer is that there is an alternative to viewfile when a TWiki is not setup to have the pub dir blocked for direct access (not default).

You use a url directly to the %pubdir%.

At twiki.org the URL for blacklist plugin is


You can always add a download link on your own topics with %ATTACHRUL%/filename.ext


Summary Attachment download link format annoyance
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.JohnCavanaugh
Codebase 4.0.5
SVN Range TWiki-4.1, Tue, 28 Nov 2006, build 12081
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a
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Topic revision: r4 - 2006-12-07 - KennethLavrsen
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