Subject: Re: bin/3011: ftp could be smarter with host:/path and URL's
To: None <tih@Hamartun.Priv.NO>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/10/1996 14:18:58
>Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 17:57:25 +0100 (CET)
>From: Tom I Helbekkmo <tih@Hamartun.Priv.NO>
>On Mon, 9 Dec 1996, Frank van der Linden wrote:
>> 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.
>And what's wrong with that?  A shared library implementing a common
>command line interface with command history, Emacs or vi editing,
>completion "and all that jazz" wouldn't add much of a load, and would
>make the whole environment more comfortable to use.

Not much, except that not all ports have shared libraries.
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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