Subject: Re: bin/3011: ftp could be smarter with host:/path and URL's
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Space Case <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/09/1996 21:12:32
On Dec 9,  8:34pm, Ty Sarna wrote:
>The main advantage of the percentage bar is when getting a large file from
>a slow server. With vanilla ftp, you have the options of having either no
>clue how far along you are or how fast it's going, or using hash and
>knowing how fast it's going, but one your screen fills up you have no idea
>where you are (plus you end up doing mental arithmatic on how many rows
>and columns you screen is, times bytes/hash mark... that's the kind of
>stuff a computer is supposed to do for you!)

If I get on a slow server, I'll background the ftp process and do other
things, checking the size of the file when I feel like it.  I have no use
whatsoever for a progress bar OR hash marks.


Steven R. Allen -

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without looking to see whether the seeds move.

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It just happens to be selective about who it makes friends with.
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