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I'm trying to use wget to save the text of a web page. I run:

wget "http://www.finance.yahoo.com/q/op?s=GOOG" > goog.txt 

to try and save the web page to goog.txt, but instead wget tells me:

Saving to: `op?s=GOOG'

Why is wget acting like this, and how can I get the expected behavior?

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Use the -O option:

wget "http://www.finance.yahoo.com/q/op?s=GOOG" -O goog.txt 
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And to answer the first part of the question (why): wget prints tracing information to standard output and downloads the content to a file whose name is derived from the URL and server response. Also, use -q to suppress tracing information. –  Gilles Apr 30 '11 at 12:12
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