Reminder to myself: wget supports globbing with FTP, but wants “acceptance” and “rejection”-lists for HTTP(S). Excerpt from the wget(1) man page:
-A acclist --accept acclist -R rejlist --reject rejlist Specify comma-separated lists of file name suffixes or patterns to accept or reject. Note that if any of the wildcard characters, *, ?, [ or ], appear in an element of acclist or rejlist, it will be treated as a pattern, rather than a suffix. In this case, you have to enclose the pattern into quotes to prevent your shell from expanding it, like in -A "*.mp3" or -A '*.mp3'.
Thus some old download via FTP like
wget -c -r -N -nH -nd ftp://example.net/pmc/articles*.xml.tar.gz 1>> /var/log/pmc_updates.log 2>> /var/log/pmc_updates.err
becomes someting close to
wget -c -r -N -nH -nd --accept 'articles*.xml.tar.gz' --https-only https://example.net/pmc/ 1>> /var/log/pmc_updates.log 2>> /var/log/pmc_updates.err
Would be to easy to just change the protocol in old scripts… gnargh