Subject: Re: bin/3011: ftp could be smarter with host:/path and URL's
To: Grey Wolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John F. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 12/09/1996 23:27:18
> We need to get it out there that THE COMMAND-LINE-BASED UTILITY IS A
> NECESSITY. What happens, for example, when your whizzybang GUI goes
You dig out the CD and reinstall Windows NT. Again. ;-)
> All this in reply to the (nc)ftp debate. For example, I grew up on a
> CLI-only environment (VAX 11/750 running 4.[123/MORE]BSD) and didn't learn
> the joys of a bitmapped windowing environment until much later.
Command line? You were lucky! I used to have to enter program arguments on
front panel switches, and these were PADDLE switches, not those fancy-schmancy
Ever "load" a program with wire cutters? I have.
professional old codger (don't try this at home)