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This should be a cinch but i'm @#$%@#ed if i can see the option - how do you tell wget *not* to create a file, but just dump to stdout?
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try
wget -O - ...

excerpt from man wget:
       -O file
       --output-document=file
           The documents will not be written to the appropriate
           files, but all will be concatenated together and written to file.  If file already exists, it will be over-
           written.  If the file is -, the documents will be
           written to standard output.  Including this option
           automatically sets the number of tries to 1.
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Ah. I'm actually using the Windoze port at the moment, and this is all i get in --help:

  -O   --output-document=FILE   write documents to FILE.

but the option

-O -

works nonetheless. Thanks
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