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Re: [Lynx-dev] downloading various files. x y z ok; .muttrc "file name c

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] downloading various files. x y z ok; .muttrc "file name can't start with a dot". HUH?
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 07:00:13 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 28 Apr 2008, David Combs wrote:

Very, very strange.

Here I am downloading from my isp ( via
my "shell account" there (unix -- well, actually net-bsd)
down to *my* computer (a Sun), and from my computer
I'm just going down through the index.html, downloading
file after file.

  (Yeah, I could have tarred.bz2 them all up and "automated"
    it, so to speak, but for these few I'm just doing it
    "by hand", doing a "d" on each one.)

Anyway, on .muttrc, I get this message telling me that I
can't download a file whose name begins with a dot.

I have never before seen such a message.

it's configurable (and has been in lynx for a while - a quick check shows it mentioned in 2.8.3dev.1 in 1999). In lynx.cfg that's "no_dot_files",
which also corresponds to a restriction (command-line option).  Normally
the default for this is compiled in via userdefs.h as "TRUE".

(No, I haven't tryed to duplicate what happened --
the fact that it happened once -- heck, the fact
that such an error-msg even exists is worry enough!)

Any idea what's going on?



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