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Re: lynx-dev Re: A question about Lynx

From: Janina Sajka
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: A question about Lynx
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 17:16:36 -0400 (EDT)

It's not a direct answer, but isn't it possible to launch more than one
instance of Lynx? This would certainly manage the requirment, and I think
it even works under Win this way. I know it does in Unix/Linux--at least
if multiple log ins are OK.

                                Janina Sajka, Director
                                Information Systems Research & Development
                                American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)


On Wed, 5 Apr 2000, Al Gilman wrote:

> At 01:45 PM 1998-12-29 -0500, JINESH.L.SANGHAVI wrote:
> >Sir,
> >I am a user of Lynx Version 2.8.1rel.2 and I wanted to know if
> >Lynx supports background downloading i.e. if I want to 
> >download a big file say 6MB file than I have to wait fro atleat 5-6
> >mins for it to download and then only I can save it. So is there any 
> >way with which I can inform Lynx to download in background
> >so that I can surf the net or do anything else on Unix.
> >Also one more thing if I want to download an mp3 file of say 
> >4MB but i just want to get 2 MB of it and if I press 'z' it stops
> >and I cant save 2MB that has been downloaded. So what can I do about this
> >
> The ususal recommendation, as I understand it, is to employ another program
> such as Wget or HTGET to do the batch gets in the background, and to
> install them as EXTERNAL commands using the external facility which you
> will have to read up on, I am not explaining it here.  This lets you, when
> the focus is on a link to a large file, use the external invocation
> mechanism to pass the URL for the big GET to the external tool and return
> to browsing.
> I don't know the FAQ on fractional downloads other than some external FTP
> programs let you resume from where the download broke and complete it later.
> I am copying address@hidden  Please ask follow-up questions there.
> Al
> >Please reply 
> >thanking you.
> > 

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