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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Using Netscape to Download Files

Netscape Communicator not only interactively browses the Web, but can be directed to retrieve files from remote computers through the command line of a terminal window.

Netscape Navigator, a component of the Netscape Communicator distribution for Linux, recognizes a uniform resource locator (URL) specification of the FTP protocol (ftp://). This is handy for quickly downloading known files from familiar places on the Internet.

SEE ALSO

For more information about Netscape Communicator for Linux, see page 300.

To learn more about the X Window System, see Chapter 12.

To navigate an FTP site using Netscape, simply type the URL into the Location bar, as shown in Figure 18.1. You can then browse the site graphically. ...

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