Subject: Re: ftp and tar annoyances
To: Brad Salai <>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/13/1997 15:01:37
Thus spake Brad Salai
> As for ftp, mget is a nice idea, but it asks you to confirm that you still
> want  each file as it comes up. This makes it impossible to just get a
> collection of files, either by matching a pattern, or listing the files,
> without sitting there.
> This arises in collecting up the tarballs, so it gets me frequently.
> Again, not the end of the world, but it could be easier.

It certainly could be and if you type "prompt" before doing mget you will
see exactly how much easier it is.  :-)

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