hi, I used exiftool and wget together with a pipe and it works well with an older version (6.10 ?). Exiftool has decoded the data asap (after about 10-20kbyte fetched). I remember that in the this old version the -htmlDump parameter didnt worked. With newer versions exiftool decodes the data only after the whole file is fetched.
wget -qO - http://....bigfile.jpg | exiftool - -p ~/tpl/e.tpl
when i fetch the file separately and abort the transfer in the beginning then exiftool decodes the saved part.
Whats the matter with the pipe handling in exiftool?