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Re: [Lynx-dev] can we get the directory listing using lynx?

From: Kumar Selvaraju
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] can we get the directory listing using lynx?
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 11:21:59 -0400

Gr8! Thanks for the quick response! Suggestions for the alternatives, if any, would be appreciated.

On 8/23/07, Stefan Caunter <address@hidden> wrote:
On 8/23/07, Thomas Dickey <address@hidden> wrote:

> > We are using lynx on unix to copy a particular file from the URL. Now the
> > requirements have changed. The name of the file(s) is no longer going to be
> > constant. So, is it possible to get all the files from a particular URL
> > without specifying the name of the file? An immediate response will be
> > appreciated.

Directory listings are a server setting, so the short answer is no. A
browser makes a request, and the server responds based on its
configuration. You are not going to get what you want unless the
server is specifically set to send a directory listing.

Stefan Caunter

> perhaps you could use -crawl or -traversal
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> Thomas E. Dickey
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