Subject: Re: Cheesy compression/decompression in filesystem namespace (was Re: New read & write syscalls)
To: Brian C. Grayson <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/05/1999 00:27:30
>...  Nor
>with the built-in http client that can deal with 8-bit data. 

how trivial would it be to modify ftp to omit the normal output it
gives regarding status (for both ftp (the messages is gives are
usually a little long anyway) and http) and instead to spit the
downloaded file to stdout?  presto!  instant 8 bit clean http!

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