Subject: Re: bin/3011: ftp could be smarter with host:/path and URL's
To: Phil Knaack <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/09/1996 18:47:17
On Mon, 9 Dec 1996, Phil Knaack wrote:

> >> [ libedit / ftp / ncftp / misc ]
> 	However, if you're trying to bootstrap a machine, an issue that 
> seems important to me is whether or not the console you're using to
> bootstrap is capable of the command-line editing features you might
> be wanting to add.  The LETS_GET_SMALL option really doesn't seem viable
> to me either, especially since that requires that you have either the source
> handy to build a special version of ftp for the bootstrap you're trying to
> do, or have the install disks handy.
	The only purpose of the LETS_GET_SMALL is to make the binary
	small enough to fit on bootstrap media. If you have a bootstrap
	disk/tape built it will have the small version on, otherwise
	you use the standard version. The _worst_ case display device
	(teletype) will enable you to use the command line enabled
	version just like the old version, anything 'dumb' or above
	and you get the added bonus of ^B ^F ^P ^N style cursor movement,
	and on the 'real' terminals you can use the cursor keys.

		David/abs	david@{,,}

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