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Short:Fetch 1.16a (18-May-99) - aminet file retrieval for AmIRC
Author:amicon at amicon.net (DR. John M. Hoyt - WarNPeace)
Uploader:amicon amicon net (DR John M Hoyt - WarNPeace)
Type:comm/tcp
Version:1.16a
Architecture:generic
Date:1999-05-19
Download:http://aminet.net/comm/tcp/AmIRCFetch.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/comm/tcp/AmIRCFetch.readme
Downloads:3307
Description
-----------

Fetch.amirx is a script originally concieved and written by Deryk Robosson
for use with AmIRC to allow you to grab any file from an aminet mirror which
you know the name of.

This makes for very fast retrieval, without ever having to load up an FTP
client.

I liked Deryk's original Fetch.amirx which he released to aminet so much
that I have been tweaking it for a couple years to suit my own needs.

I didn't like FTPGet because of it's enforcer hits, and occasional lockups
and when Ray Akey (HMetal) coded 'GetClient', I knew Fetch.amirx had to be
re-written to support use of this great new ftp file grabber!



Installation
------------

1) Unpack this archive (good place to start, eh?).

2) Copy GetClient to somewhere in your path
   (change ftpget_path in Fetch.amirx if you want it somewhere else)

3) Copy Fetch.amirx to your amirc/rexx directory.

4) Install an alias in AmIRC by selecting setup menu
   then lists.  Under Alias tab, select add new alias.

   Then in edit window type the alias you would like to use.

   i.e. fetch = /rx fetch %p

5) Load amirc/rexx/Fetch.amirx into your favorite text editor because
   there are a few things you can change to customize the operation of
   Fetch.amirx to your liking.


   site_default = 1
         Point this to the site you want to use.
         Defaults to us.aminet.org (wuarchive).

   get_readme = 1
         If you would like to grab .readme files along
         with your files, set this to 1, otherwise set to 0.

   display_readme = 1
         If you would like to VIEW the .readme after it
         has been downloaded, set to 1, otherwise set to 0.

   incoming_dir = 'NEW:'
         This is where downloaded files will go.
         Set to any valid directory/ or assign:

   ftpget_path = 'GetClient'
         If GetClient is not placed in your path, change
         this to point to it. (Ex: 'sys:stuff/GetClient')

   text_viewer = 'multiview'
         This determines what viewer will be used to
         display the .readme files.

   pass_word = 'using at fetch.amirx'
         Alter this to reflect your email address.
         (Ex: 'amicon at amicon.net')



Usage
-----

Using the alias suggested above, you would type:

/fetch /comm/tcp/AmIRCFetch.lha    - to obtain file from default site
(wuarchive)
/fetch /comm/tcp/AmIRCFetch.lha 2  - to obtain file from site number two
/fetch CHARTS - to obtain the aminet charts file

and the file requested (if found) will be copied to the directory
specified in the fetch.amirx script. Note that the filenames are
case sensitive, it's not my fault, blame it on un*x ;)



Credits
-------

Original concept and script by Deryk Robosson <newlook at ameritech.net>

GetClient (c) 1999 by Ray Akey <rakey at cnetbbs.net>



History
-------

History previous to v1.08a can be found in the Fetch.amirx script itself.

17.08.97 (1.08a)- added 'missing ftpget' error report.
                  by John M. Hoyt - amicon at amicon.net
04.02.98 (1.09a)- Cleaned up some a couple routines.
04.02.98 (1.10a)- Fixed geeked output display reported by Cryto.
05.02.98 (1.11a)- Yet another boo-boo fixed that I should have caught before.
11.07.98 (1.12a)- Various "stuff" fixed that annoyed me.
21.10.98 (1.14a)- Updated Aminet mirror list.
18.05.99 (1.15a)- Changed to support Ray Akey's GetClient. (included).
                  Updated Aminet mirror list.
18.05.99 (1.16a)- Revamped method of retrieving .readme for use with GetClient.



Contact Info
------------

If you would like to contact me to make suggestions or complaints or whatever
please mail: amicon at amicon.net, or take your IRC client to:
Addicted.BeyondIRC.Net and /join #CNetIndependent

I am there as WarNPeace.

Happy leaching...


Contents of comm/tcp/AmIRCFetch.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                 1828    3948  46.3% -lh5- fea8 May 18  1999 AmIRCFetch_116a.readme
[generic]                 2423    6068  39.9% -lh5- 5f9a May 18  1999 Fetch.amirx
[generic]                 8615   14888  57.9% -lh5- 4323 May 18  1999 GetClient
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         3 files   12866   24904  51.7%            May 19  1999

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