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Re: lynx-dev Using Lynx to download binary files ?

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Using Lynx to download binary files ?
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 100 10:25:38 -0500 (EST)

> I could not figure out how to download a web browser like Netscape 
> Communicator 4.7 given my slow 486 computer and 14,4 US Robotics modem 
> given limited Internet access of 1 3/4 hrs. I attempted to download a  
> new version of Netscape using my old one (Netscape 2.01). 
> Given my limit/constraint of Internet access for 1 3/4 hr. , I just 
> could not download the Netscape file in it full entirety .  It was to  
> SLOW in the downloading process and I got cut off. 
> It dawn on me one day to try downloading Netscape using Lynx - which is 
> strictly a text-based browser and which is extremely fast ! What a gem 
> this little program can turn out to be ! 

lynx can download binary files, but will probably not be noticeably faster
than other programs in this regard.  (14.4 is still 14.4)

> -Carl  

Thomas E. Dickey

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