wget ftp not working recursively? add a *

When trying to recursively download some sites via wget I only got one message like:

Wrote HTML-ized index to

Turns out that I needed to add a * to the source path. After I changed

wget -r --ftp-user=user --ftp-password=pass ftp://hostname/path


wget -r --ftp-user=user --ftp-password=pass 'ftp://hostname/path/*'

things worked much better for me in GNU Wget 1.10.2 (Red Hat modified)

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