Is there anyway to download the Cygwin Users Guide?

Randall R Schulz
Mon Dec 31 16:13:00 GMT 2001


The archived documentation file (<>) is 
485 Kbytes. That's about a 1.5 minute download at 56kbps.

If that's unacceptable, then take my other suggestion: Learn to use wget to 
mirror Web and FTP sites and pages. Wget can do recursive retrieval of HTML 
and wild-card retrieval of FTP files and directories. It provides an 
incredible degree of automation and control and you would not need to enter 
lots of URLs for an interlinked set of pages such as the Cygwin HTML User 
Guide or FAQ (in its multi-page, frame-based format).

You're really making this task out to be much more onerous than it really is.

Randall Schulz
Mountain View, CA USA

At 14:11 2001-12-31, Aaron J. Outhier wrote:
>Dear Randall,
>I know about these links, I've seen them before, but they are not what I'm 
>looking for. The link to the User's Guide is in multi-page HTML Format. 
>That means I would have to download each page seperately, and the Tar-Ball 
>(I believe that's what they are called) has something like 3 or 4 
>different formats for EACH of 2 or 3 different documents. I would rather 
>not spend 3 hours downloading it, thanks anyway! Isn't there 
>anyway/anywhere to get ONE copy of ONE document in ONE format/encoding?
>As for wget, isn't that the program that allows you to bulk-copy files 
>from the net? Although that would probably help in the long run, Typing 
>out the URLs for each page could be time consuming. It may be convenient 
>to put these commands in a shell script or something, but I'd rather go 
>"Click-Click-Click-<"Downloading" message displayed by Browser>-<Happy User>".
>   -- Aaron
>--- Randall R Schulz <> wrote:
> > Aaron,
> >
> > SAYSF!
> >
> > Links to the documents you seek reside here:
> > <>
> > (which is itself linked from the main Cygwin page in the
> > "Documents" link
> > in the left-hand sidebar.
> >
> > There is a gzip-ed TAR archive there, too.
> >
> > By the way, wget is your friend: "wget --help" or "man
> > wget". It's not
> > necessary in this case because there is an archive
> > available, but on lots
> > of other sites it's a life-saver!
> >
> > Randall Schulz
> > Mountain View, CA USA
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