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Re: lynx-dev Suggestion

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Suggestion
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 23:16:06 +0000 (GMT)

> It'd be great if "lynx -crawl -traverse <URL>" could be persuaded to (a)  
> save HTML pages as source instead of formatted text and (b) instead of

Wrong tool for the job.  Lynx should not be used for mirroring external
web sites as it does not obey the protocols that allow sites to control
crawlers.  Use of it risks getting Lynx barred from those sites.

You should use wget for this purpose.

> rejecting .exe URLs, etc., download them instead. Can anyone help me? I'm
> using version - 2.8.3rel.1 - would an upgrade help?

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