How to download a file from an HTTP server given the URL?

Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy) tdelaney at avaya.com
Thu Jun 24 06:31:33 CEST 2004


Peter Hansen wrote:

> Sylvain Hellegouarch wrote:
> 
>> Hi Peter,
>> 
>> You are right. But why being so rude?
> 
> So I was not being rude.  I was being helpful, in a blunt way.
> I said nothing offensive, or at least not intentionally.
> I asked the OP to give more info, and I added a bit of
> coarse humour as well.  Perhaps you were looking for offense where
> none was intended...

Peter was not only being very helpful (much more than I would have been)
but was doing it in precisely the proper manner IMO. He provided
pointers on ways to both assist us to work out the problem, and
(hopefully) for the OP to work out the problem himself.

>> Have you never been a newbie somewhere asking dumb question badly?

I would have simply directed them to:

http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

(which I read several times a month to remind myself of the wisdom
contained therein).

Tim Delaney




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