freebsd-update: fetch or phttpget?

Luca Ferrari fluca1978 at
Mon Nov 11 15:00:01 UTC 2013

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 3:17 PM, RW <rwmaillists at> wrote:

> phttpget is very basic, but does support http pipelining, so it's much
> faster downloading a lot of small files - in the script  phttpget is
> always used with xargs. fetch is used for individual files, it has more
> features and better error reporting.

Thanks for the explaination. Now, since I'm behind a proxy that
requires basic authentication, how can I handle the two different
programs? fetch accepts something like
http_proxy = "http://user:pass@proxy:port"
while phttpget seems to me requires:
http_proxy = "http://proxy:port"
http_proxy_auth = "basic:::user:pass"


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