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Re: Workshop to save M$ Windows users - help needed

From: Tomas Hlavaty
Subject: Re: Workshop to save M$ Windows users - help needed
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2021 21:44:10 +0200

On Sun 03 Oct 2021 at 16:15, Eduardo Ochs <> wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Oct 2021 at 07:41, Eli Zaretskii <> wrote:
>> Do you really need that?  The Windows Explorer can unzip files just
>> fine, and a browser or Emacs itself can be used to fetch files.
>   mkdir -p $S/http/
>   cd       $S/http/
>   wget -nc ''
> [...]
> So several things in the workshop will be much easier if everybody has
> wget in the path.

Emacs should be able to download the files even on Windows without
installing wget, e.g. this should work:

(eww "";)

There is a variable url-cache-directory suggesting that caching can
happen transparently.  Maybe you could even supply your own
url-cache-creation-function.  Or figure out what functions you could
reuse to simulate wget and your caching strategy in pure Emacs more

I know you want to do it manually, but why bother beginners with that?

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