Re: HTTP background tool
Dale Martin writes:
> I use "snarf". It can do command line grabs from http, finger, ftp, and
> gopher. Seems to work reasonably well, and it's super simple to use.
> I'm not sure if it's still available or not - I don't see it in my mirror.
> Let me know if it's not - I'll package it.
I looked and it isn't there...
Such tools can come in handy, as an example I just downloaded some
excel tables from a http site, where I took the actual index for some
company shares. Then transfer it into the accounting server I am
writing, and used the accounting client to display a line chart of the
index of the company I was interested in.
No need to keep your fingers on a Dynosaur like web browser to hop
from one site to the next over slow links to get that info. Just have
it automatically transferred to your machine, then have a script pin
out the information you're interested in and put it into your books...
That's Unix :-)
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