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Re: lynx-dev Downloading large files via ftp

From: pg
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Downloading large files via ftp
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 08:13:46 -0700 (MST)

In a recent note, Klaus Weide said:

> Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 01:37:37 -0600 (CST)
> > The message below from Gisli Ottarsson
> > <address@hidden> was forwarded by the
> > list moderator.
> > 
> > >I accepted the default and this is when lynx did something unexpected.
> > >Rather than renaming the temporary file, it copied it to a file with
> > >the new name, thereby:
> If you need to do this frequently, consider using a mechanism different
> from the default builtin "Save to disk" implementation (which isn't
> optimal for your situation).  A DOWNLOADER in lynx.cfg which does a
> mv, probably after prompting for a name, should do the trick.
Even this presumes that the temporary file and the target are in the
same filesystem, else "mv" itself is forced to perform a copy.

-- gil

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