Getting it now and right. (was Re: proposal for subjects ...)

Vincent.Cate@furmint.nectar.cs.cmu.edu Wed, 09 December 1992 20:33 UTC

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From: Vincent.Cate@furmint.nectar.cs.cmu.edu
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Subject: Getting it now and right. (was Re: proposal for subjects ...)
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In-Reply-To: Ed Krol's mail message of Wed, 9 Dec 1992 10:17:06 -0600

Ed Krol:
>Point 2: Getting it right vs. Getting it now
>--------------------------------------------
>[...]
>  However, the traditional Internet user was a lot more
>likely to put up with the indignities of the FTP client interface and the
>word of mouth method of information dissemination than your average high
>school student is today.


You can use alex, which lets you access files in remote FTP sites
just like local files.  You can do anything to those files that
you can with any other.

For example, I can:

   gs /alex/edu/cmu/cs/sp/alex/doc/intro.ps

To run ghostscript on a paper on Alex that is in the FTP site
alex.sp.cs.cmu.edu.

   -- Vince

PS  Source on the same machine in the src directory.