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Re: [Lynx-dev] Downloading files whose names contain spaces

From: Graham Lawrence
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Downloading files whose names contain spaces
Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2013 13:29:53 -0700

Many thanks, Tim.  In lynx.cfg, I uncommented 3 lines and downloading
with wget works like a charm, actually much more convenient than thru
lynx.  Except for sites that I have to log on to, they block wget, so
I also had to write a little script to give me a good filename to
download thru lynx.

In lynx.cfg I activated these lines:
KEYMAP:,:EXTERN_PAGE            # Run external program with current page
KEYMAP:.:EXTERN_LINK            # Run external program with current link
EXTERNAL:http:wget %s &:TRUE

and this bash script:
  sfx=${1-"torrent"}    # $1 defaults to torrent
  a=$(xsel)    # xsel manipulates content of the various clipboards
  a=${a//[^A-Za-z0-9 ]/}    # keep only letters digits and spaces from selection
  x=(${a,,})    # lowercase it into an array
  address@hidden    # capitalize each item in array and store back in variable
  xsel -i <<< ${a// /}.$sfx    # remove spaces, add suffix and store
on middle mouse clipboard

On 9/30/13, Graham Lawrence <address@hidden> wrote:
> Thank you, Karen and Thomas, for your input; and I will follow up on
> your suggestions, Tim, regarding wget and lynx.cfg.  If all else
> fails, I can perhaps write a script for it.
> On 9/28/13, Tim Chase <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> On Sat, 28 Sep 2013, Graham Lawrence wrote:
>>> > If I wish to download a file whose name contains spaces, Lynx
>>> > presents a suggested name for the file consisting only of the
>>> > first word of its name.  Is there any convenient way to have Lynx
>>> > present the entire name instead?
>> You might be able to use the EXTERN_LINK command (by default, I
>> think this is bound to the period) to launch something like "wget" on
>> the URL which might preserve the entire filename.  By default, my
>> /etc/lynx.cfg has entries that include launching wget to pull down
>> files.  I haven't tested it on anything with a space in the name, but
>> from what I see in the file, I'm not sure whether the "%s" needs to
>> be wrapped in double-quotes to prevent the shell from treating the
>> space-separated bits as separate parameters.
>> -Tim
> --
> Graham Lawrence

Graham Lawrence

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