Subject: Re: emacs' ange-ftp doesn't work with the ftp client in -current
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/07/1997 21:19:53
On Wed, 7 May 1997, Andrew Brown wrote:

> won't work.  sorry.  emacs, in its attempts to be all-encompassingly
> nice (won't get me wrong, i use it all the time :) actually runs ftp
> off a pty.

Well, why not just change the defaults back? There no reason that those
who want it to turn on the progress bar by default can't just have

    macdef init
    [blank line here]

in their .netrc files.


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