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Alessio Garzi

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Aug 20, 2022, 6:41:04 AMAug 20
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Hello I was wondering if it's possible to connect ibrowse to arexx to download a file non interactively,
Currently when i ask to download a file, ibrowse opens a new window asking me where i want to store the file, this is not what i want. I want to pass some parameter with arexx declaring where to store the file, is it possible? didnt find anythink like this in the documentation. My goal is to have ibrowse as a replacement of wget

Javier de las Rivas

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Aug 21, 2022, 3:49:43 AMAug 21
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*** On Sat, 20 Aug 2022 03:41:04 -0700 (PDT), Alessio Garzi wrote:

> Hello I was wondering if it's possible to connect ibrowse to arexx to
> download a file non interactively,
> Currently when i ask to download a file, ibrowse opens a new window
> asking me where i want to store the file, this is not what i want. I want
[...]

http://www.ibrowse-dev.net/documentation/html/arexx.html

SAVE/S
This switch is used to specify that the URL should be saved to disk. The MIME Type can be overridden using the MIME switch.
e.g. rx "ADDRESS IBROWSE; 'GOTOURL URL=www.somesite.com/file.lha SAVE'"

Sets RC to -6 if no browser is active.


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Alessio Garzi

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Aug 21, 2022, 4:23:18 AMAug 21
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i dont think this solves the problem since still it requires some user interaction to select the destination, let's say i want to save file.lha into ram: , i have to manually select the ram: in the requester that pops up, i want to do something like

rx "ADDRESS IBROWSE; 'SAVELOCATION DEST=ram: GOTOURL URL=www.somesite.com/file.lha SAVE'"

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Tim Seifert

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Aug 21, 2022, 9:39:27 AMAug 21
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On Sat, 2022-08-20 at 03:41 -0700, Alessio Garzi wrote:
> My goal is to have ibrowse as a replacement of wget

I just have to ask why? What is the advantage?

You want to replace a small program that can already be used to do what
you want with a large program that has to be forced to do what you
want.



Alessio Garzi

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Aug 21, 2022, 11:18:59 AMAug 21
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The reason Is wget fails to download using tls1.2 which Is nowdays required from most websites. Instead It seems ibrowse can handle this situation just fine.
Wget working on tls would be the perfect solution but.... i dont know how to do it. 

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Tim Seifert

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Aug 21, 2022, 12:46:11 PMAug 21
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On Sun, 2022-08-21 at 17:18 +0200, Alessio Garzi wrote:
> The reason Is wget fails to download using tls1.2 which Is nowdays
> required from most websites. Instead It seems ibrowse can handle this
> situation just fine.
> Wget working on tls would be the perfect solution but.... i dont know
> how to do it.

Assuming there's not a newer version of wget available that supports
tls1.2, what about "curl"? It's another command line tool like wget.



Alessio Garzi

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Aug 22, 2022, 4:07:27 AMAug 22
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seems that curl has the same problem... right now i solved with a reverse proxy server running on a pc but very inconvenient solution... a little implementation on ibrowse would be very appreciated and i dont think it would be so hard to do, just read some new parameter from arexx and if it's set use it as a destination without opening requester.

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Oliver Roberts

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Aug 22, 2022, 4:28:57 AMAug 22
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You could use the MIME parameter for GOTOURL and set up a custom download mimetype in the IBrowse settings to force an automatic download to a specified directory?

Alessio Garzi

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Aug 23, 2022, 4:09:37 PMAug 23
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i dont know if this is doable or not

Javier de las Rivas

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Aug 23, 2022, 4:34:44 PMAug 23
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*** On Tue, 23 Aug 2022 13:09:37 -0700 (PDT), Alessio Garzi wrote:

> i dont know if this is doable or not

Try this as MIME:
Type: archive / download
Action: Save to disk
Arguments: %n
Def. save dir: RAM: [@|use (no req)]


and use it as Oliver suggested and see if it works.


> On Monday, August 22, 2022 at 10:28:57 AM UTC+2 oli...@futaura.co.uk
> wrote:
>
>> You could use the MIME parameter for GOTOURL and set up a custom
>> download mimetype in the IBrowse settings to force an automatic download
>> to a specified directory?
>>
>> On Sun, 21 Aug 2022 at 09:23, Alessio Garzi <gun1...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> i dont think this solves the problem since still it requires some user
>>> interaction to select the destination, let's say i want to save
>>> file.lha into ram: , i have to manually select the ram: in the
>>> requester that pops up, i want to do something like
>>>
>>> rx "ADDRESS IBROWSE; 'SAVELOCATION DEST=ram: GOTOURL URL=
>>> www.somesite.com/file.lha SAVE'"
>>>
>>> On Sun, Aug 21, 2022 at 9:49 AM Javier de las Rivas <jabi...@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> *** On Sat, 20 Aug 2022 03:41:04 -0700 (PDT), Alessio Garzi wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > Hello I was wondering if it's possible to connect ibrowse to arexx
>>>> > to ownload a file non interactively,
>>> https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ibrowse-users/CADzARABYMaMy_Cz0k0X5UO5kHVz%3DbdR_UkXP5tjjrKF0XDPA2g%40mail.gmail.com
>>> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ibrowse-users/CADzARABYMaMy_Cz0k0X5UO5kHVz%3DbdR_UkXP5tjjrKF0XDPA2g%40mail.gmail.com?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer>
>>> .
>>>
>>
>>
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