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Postby SOD » 01/06/02, 7:23 am

Check out <A Href="http://www.gnu.org/manual/wget/html_chapter/wget_2.html#SEC5"><U>Wget Manual</U></A>
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Postby bob » 01/06/02, 7:33 am

That's a Linux app, isn't it SOD? Know of a Win port?
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Postby SOD » 01/06/02, 9:20 am

Why yes, I believe it is <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> But it does bring up a good point.
This application was first built in 1996 the docs are vintage 1998.
With a dialup @ 56k I can dl @ 6 to 9kb/sec it the thing is just fast. How many apps from '96 are still running with MS? I commented on a post from a soon to be programmer and threw my two cents in. But what I really wanted to tell this person is not to consider MS but to consider developing on Linux. Did you know that a Linux/GNU app can usually be ported to MS easily? Instead of being herded by MS so we are all programming the same thing the Linux/GNU approach is different. There are many available examples of code in the nix community that are buit on the client/developers need and not the underlying marketing needs of a company.(many apps in a nix enviroment are referred to as 'users'. Can you explain this?)
If you look closely and compare MS OS to that of a Linux OS the contrasts become apparent. Windows allows you to 'Disable' many functions or much of the oS is disabled. I found alot of road blocks. Instead of working around coding situations I found myself working around MS making it all but impossible but to travel their path...Linux and for that matter any nix kernel present the user/designer with a different situation. Many of the applications found in a distro of linux have many more options (~arguments) than are ran with the default operation of an application. Further, some apps take an argument to be invoked. Just think of it- the ones and zeros are just organized...you do the rest
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Postby JohnT » 01/06/02, 9:26 am

I'm not sure that everyone could use "all" those features. I once had one of those 12-1 knives when I was a kid and I don't think I ever used the corkscrew. I think that most have a download manager that fits their bill. I've used Wget and it's an excellent one, but not one I would use in Windows. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif">
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Postby JohnT » 01/06/02, 9:31 am

To answer the question of a Win port(original port).....<a href="http://www.interlog.com/~tcharron/wgetwin.html">Here</a>

Or here for updated all Win ver.......<a href="http://space.tin.it/computer/hherold/">Here</a>

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Postby bob » 01/06/02, 9:39 am

Wee SOD, looks like Linux is your new religion.... <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">
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Postby SOD » 01/06/02, 10:06 am

Why wouldn't you use this in Windows John? I would be interested to know why. Was it a porting problem? One of things that interest me is interoperabilty. As for the 12in1 knife you are right. This is not a casual application but can be mastered for everyday use. It is not a no-brainer but that is the point. It is an excellant way to archive and sync docs.

As for Linux being religon maybe it is just nix in general. Hence the tag #geek. I can't seem to stop reading and or learning about it. The curve is rather steep but easily understood. The way you think about computing is affected. (I went down yesterday and bought my first pocket protector)
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Postby bob » 01/06/02, 10:16 am

Well, now you've got me going with one of your comments. You know what really first got me interested in fooling with my machine? It was the autoexec.bat and config.sys files from dos.

They reflect in some manner the exact manner in which the human mind works--setting limitations on perception, experience, rational (or not) calculation....

Now I'll just let the rest of you run with that.
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Postby JohnT » 01/06/02, 10:19 am

The downloading experience on my box(Win) is carried out by Download Express, which is all I require in a DL mgr. Speed, resume and free. Wget is an interesting procedure to learn as most unix associated apps are. Don't get me wrong I like my RH 7.2 and Mandrake and BSD, but for Win I'll keep my DE. Sometimes simplicity is bliss. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif">
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Postby SOD » 01/06/02, 11:51 am

alright then,

What are we really talking about? A culture or a thought process? Is it that as a culture we are happier with limitations even though we complain about them? I admire MS, easy to use
~stable never lost a piece of data. And sometimes simple is better but MS is not satisfied with that. The one thing that MS has been able to market better than their software is their corp. culture. It comes as a trojan horse with every OS and with it comes rules, some imposed by society, others by MS. Simple is better but living your life by default is not. BTW Bob what were you trying to change in those files? Perhaps to impose your own choices? I can respect that. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">
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Postby vipe » 01/06/02, 1:44 pm

Seems you've been watching to much of The Matrix, pal! Linus Torvalds has brain-washed you as well! heh j/k
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Postby SOD » 01/06/02, 2:22 pm

LOL
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Postby JohnT » 01/06/02, 2:48 pm

At runlevel 3 you couldn't see the smilies. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif">

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