Subject: Re: bin/3011: ftp could be smarter with host:/path and URL's
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Jim Wise <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/10/1996 00:06:38
On Mon, 9 Dec 1996, John F. Woods wrote:

> (The one reason I have ncftp on my system is the URL feature, which means
> I can transfer a file by just issuing one command line.  That makes it easier
> to embed an FTP in a script; the percentage bar is of very little value in
> that case.)

Check out wget, from the gnu archives (it's relatively new).  It's a very nice,
_very_ flexible single-command-line FTP and HTTP recursive grabber...

				Jim Wise
				System Administrator
				GSAPP, Columbia University
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