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Re: ftp "reget" via netscape?

The amazing thing is that netscape on my sid machine DID have the desired behavior, just like the standard FTP.  Automatically, it started at the end of the incomplete file on my disk, and FTPd the rest.

I wish to know what is the difference, since Netscape on the woody box didn't exhibit this nice behavior. 


On Tue, 5 Jun 2001 21:23:51 -0700
"Eric G. Miller" <egm2@jps.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 02:06:44PM +1000, Alan E Davis wrote:
> > One of my reasons for not liking web browsers is their handling of FTP. 
> > Almost always, if a file transfer has been interrupted, it is necessary to
> > restart from the beginning.  
> > 
> > However, on my sid machine, at home, I was able to ftp a partially
> > completed file, and the ftp process restarted, didn't have to start again.
> >  
> > 
> > So I tried again at school, on a woody machine.  BOth machines are running
> > netscape 4.77 installed from upstream tar balls, not using the debian
> > installer.  This time, netscape is starting from the beginning of the
> > file, again.
> > 
> > What can I do, if anything, to set this up as a default?
> Right-Click -> Copy Link Location
> $ wget <paste link here>
> wget is a pretty nice file grabber... AFAIK, there's nothing to be done
> about Netscrape (Mozilla seems to have the same behavior).  I'll give
> the browser's the benefit of the doubt here as they're trying not to
> pollute your hard drive with unusable files...
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> Eric G. Miller <egm2@jps.net>
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