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Re: lynx-dev Download indicator hogs my bandwidth

From: Matt
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Download indicator hogs my bandwidth
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 09:40:06 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, Pat Traynor wrote:

> On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, Matt wrote:
> > Whenever I have to dial up (phone lines here are terrible) and get a
> > nice (speedy here) 28.8K connection and have a large download to do
> > with lynx, I just run lynx under screen and switch to another "window"
> > while it does its work. (Usually just sitting at a ksh prompt.)
> I use SecureCRT on my Windows machine and switch to another window to do
> work while the download is in progress, but even in the minimized
> window, the byte count progress is still being reported through the
> modem lines.  If I have two windows running Lynx and downloading large
> files, it pretty much saturates my bandwidth.  I've experimented with
> even three Lynx downloads, and at that point, my modem can't keep up
> with the byte count, and the downloaded files all wind up corrupted.

That's why I suggested screen for the Unix side. (You stated you used zip 
disks, and I don't know of zip support under VMS. So, I assumed... ;) You can 
find screen at or . It lets you switch between multiple 
"screens" in one login session. It's easier to use than to describe. But for 
low-bandwidth situations, it can be a life-saver.

> On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, address@hidden wrote:
> > Try:
> > 
> >     lynx -source URL >filename.
> Unfortunately this won't work (i.e., I don't know how to make it work),
> because the site that I go to primarily requests a login/passwd to get
> to my account.

Have you tried lynx -source -auth id:pw URL > filename

Don't know when -auth was added though. I only recently discovered it.


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