Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Thu Apr 1 01:53:23 PST 2004

On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 03:38:33PM -0800, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 10:19:20PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> > What is the recommended method for pulling down a distfile from a URL
> > which doesn't actually mention the filename?
> fetch -o?

I was hoping you weren't going to say that... I think I'd have to
write myself a customised do-fetch: target to make that work.

Anyhow -- thought of an idea overnight.  It's a terrible hack, but I
can add a dummy argument to the end of the URL which contains the
required filename...

    % fetch 'http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/render_download.php?site_id=nrsi&format=file&media_id=Gentium_101_LT&_sc=1&dummy=/fonts-ttf-gentium-1.0.1.tar.bz2'
    fonts-ttf-gentium-1.0.1.tar.bz2               100% of 1747 kB   56 kBps 00m00s

Seems to work...



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
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