Subject: Re: bin/3011: ftp could be smarter with host:/path and URL's
To: Frank van der Linden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 12/09/1996 13:39:10
[ On Mon, December 9, 1996 at 12:24:46 (+0100), Frank van der Linden wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: bin/3011: ftp could be smarter with host:/path and URL's
> Those features is what I'd call 'too far'. No, it wouldn't be hard
> to, say, use libedit for ftp. But.. it's a file transfer program.
> But if you do this, a case could be made to add extensions like this
> to any other program that has a command-line-like interface. So..
> where to stop?
Well, why does the shell need command-line editing? After all anyone
who want's a decent UI is already using Windows 95!
IMHO I'd say any program which implements a command-line interpreter
should have the option of using something like libedit to enhance its
user-interface. This goes for full shells, and things like ftp(1).
Greg A. Woods
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