[Techtalk] Day 3, no Windows

hobbit at aloss.ukuu.org.uk hobbit at aloss.ukuu.org.uk
Thu Aug 15 15:39:11 EST 2002

On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 10:21:28AM -0400 or thereabouts, Scott wrote:
> Okay gang, inspired by last weekend's thread about replacing Windows
> entirely I have been running Linux only for 3 days and am happy to
> report that life is better :)


> consider moving the Vaio to Mandrake.

There seem to be lots of people running Linux on Vaios, though the
sheer quantity of Vaio models means one person's experience may not
be yours.
> NCFTP has become my best friend (thanks Dave).  I am writing scripts to
> automate moving files from the old servers to the new ones.

For single files, ncftpget and ncftpput (with or without the -F flag:
this can be necessary behind some firewalls) are wonderful when you're
playing with scripts. I used to download all my updates with a script
that went, roughly,

cd ~/SomeDirectory
ncftpget -F ftp://ftp.mirror.somewhere/path/to/file1
ncftpget -F ftp://ftp.mirror.somewhere/path/to/file2
ncftpget -F ftp://ftp.mirror.somewhere/path/to/file3
ncftpget -F ftp://ftp.mirror.somewhere/path/to/file4
ncftpget -F ftp://ftp.mirror.somewhere/path/to/file5

And come back in the morning to a directory full of updates.


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