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Sharing a nifty trick

The thing I miss the most about Linux is wget. That little nifty app that works as a commandline download manager. Point an URL to it, and let it go. Network went down while getting Windows XP Service Pack2? Just do wget -c <the address>.

When I formatted my harddrive and got rid of Linux, I thought I was going to miss wget. Until, lo and behold, someone ported it to Windows ( http://allserv.ugent.be/~bpuype/wget/#download ).

Grab the 300k executable, put it on c:\windows and Bob's your uncle. A full featured download manager without the annoying GUI.

(This post is just to share this little thing that's making me mighty happy).

Ogami Itto
Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Yeah?  Well this puppy extracts the least significant bit:
        lsb = bits ^ (bits & (bits - 1));

:)

Snotnose
Tuesday, August 31, 2004

I have a full directory of ported Unix tools for Windows.  wget is included and so is grep, ls, etc.

I totally forgot where I got them all, but a simple google search should find them.  They do not require cgywin.

Almost Anonymous
Tuesday, August 31, 2004

I suspect you're probably thinking of these:

http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/

As far as wget is concerned, the port to win32 is dead easy; I ported it myself once in about three hours. I then got rid of my version when I found out somebody else had already done it. :-)

-Chris

Chris Tavares
Tuesday, August 31, 2004

I just install cygwin then include "C:\cygwin\bin" in my system path.

Then you get all the goods (ls -l, grep, bash, perl, pretty much everything) right from the cmd prompt.

PopCulture
Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Does anyone know the origin of the phrase "Bob's your uncle."?

Dutch Boyd
Wednesday, September 01, 2004

"Bob's your uncle - This term may come from the Irish politician Balfour who in 1887 was unexpectedly promoted to the vital front line post of Chief Secretary for Ireland by his uncle Robert, Lord Salisbury. This stroke of nepotism is said to have inspired the term. The phrase is used as if to say "and so it is done". e.g. "You just turn on the power, hit the switch and Bob's your uncle". If anyone knows of any alternate origins I would love to hear them."

from

http://www.jerrypournelle.com/reports/jerryp/bobs.html

blargle
Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Ogami, thanks for the trick. You're an amazing magician.


Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Oooooh, amazing little anonymous poster at it again. I'm soooo giddy..........

Ogami Itto
Wednesday, September 01, 2004


Wassup!!!

Bob's Uncle
Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Ogami, anyone can use whaterver name, it won't make him non-anonymous.


Wednesday, September 01, 2004

I called him anonymous because he has no name, not because he has a fake name.

Ogami Itto
Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Ogami, do you have a fake name?


Wednesday, September 01, 2004

More than one.

Ogami Itto
Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Pathetic looser.


Wednesday, September 01, 2004

I think it's "loser" and not "looser".

Ogami Itto
Wednesday, September 01, 2004


Wednesday, September 01, 2004

My uncle IS Bob.

You mean you weren't talking directly to me about MY uncle?

result = Me.Ego.Deflate( ByRef selfawareness  )

I am Jack's Uncle Bob
Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Ogami, do you think spelling make a difference in your case?


Thursday, September 02, 2004

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