RE: [R] Download advice please!

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Thu 21 Apr 2005 - 22:01:31 EST

I use wget under Windows all the time.

However, if you use Internet Explorer (as your cafe probably does but I try not to), you can just open and it will show up as a folder. Just copy that folder (e.g. drag it to a user area). It has to be ftp:// - this is part of the inbuilt ftp client. (It works for uploading too, which is why I know about it.)

The problem either way is that you will get the Archive, which is much larger than the current part. So I actually use rsync to avoid this.

On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 wrote:

> On 21-Apr-05 Patrick Hausmann wrote:
>> Hello!
>> what about a simple FTP-Client for Windows (
>> or wget for Windows:
>> Good luck
>> Patrick
> Thanks to Patrick for a prompt response and also to Dave Whiting
> and Tony Rossini (off-list)!
> I've now downloaded wget for windows from
> which was pointed to by
> and I'll see how I get on!
> Feeling slightly enlightened now,
> Ted.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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