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Re: LYNX-DEV Forked image DL?

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Forked image DL?
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 17:37:59 -0600 (CST)

On Sun, 16 Nov 1997, Lars Marowsky-Bree wrote:

> On 1997-11-16T12:57:00,
>    Al Gilman <address@hidden> said:
> > You might want to look in the code to see if one could use Wget
> > as an external downloader as opposed to forking another Lynx.
> I keep running into a problem with the external downloader (which I make
> extensive use of):

What do you (both of you) mean with "external downloader"?

 - The development code's EXTERNAL / USE_EXTERNAL (see devel lynx.cfg), or
 - something else?
> For example, I want to download some files via wget right now. OTOH I
> maintain a queue of files to download in the night while the line is free.
> I bet there are other examples where it would be good to have multiple
> externals to choose from.
> Thus, I propose to add one of the following features:
> - Add a keybinding to the external.
> - If there is more than one matching downloader, present a menu to choose
>   from.

I think the devel code's EXTERNAL already has some of that.
You could use scripts to manage queues, including prompts if necessary,
and make them as fancy as you want.

> And it would be good to make the URL part of the external specification a
> regular expression.
> I would really appreciate this feature.
> Comments?

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