software for sequential downloading of software after line breaks?

Humberto Ortiz Zuazaga humberto at momo.uthscsa.edu
Mon Apr 1 11:04:41 EST 1996

>>>>> "CK" == Cornelius Krasel <krasel at wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de> writes:

    CK> Peter Kulmburg (kulmburg at AUG.UKL.UNI-FREIBURG.DE) wrote:
    >> it is more and more difficult to get files over the net. Very
    >> often loading will start but not continue until the file is
    >> completely transmitted.

    CK> I don't think that it is possible with the current ftp
    CK> server/client software to just fetch parts of files.

NcFtp, a UNIX ftp client optimized for annonymous ftp will skip over
the start of files which have been partially transferred.  It also has
a command line mode which makes it great for scheduling automated
transfers at night.

You can get it from:


and a typical batch command would look like

$ at 3am
at> ncftp ftp://ftp.probe.net/pub/ncftp/ncftp.tgz
at> ^D
job 123456 at Tue Apr  2 03:00:00 1996

It's real nice.
Humberto Ortiz-Zuazaga                                humberto at momo.uthscsa.edu
Cellular & Structural Biology                http://momo.uthscsa.edu/~humberto/

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