Re: Downloading large files (fwd)
Andrew Robert Polowczyk ((no email))
Wed, 20 Sep 1995 23:52:47 +1000 (EST)
Joshua Graham Pitcher wrote the following:
> I've seen several people complain about downloads dropping out mid-term.
> >From personal experience, here are three possible causes/solutions:
> 1. Using sz. If you are using sz, use the -e option. I don't know what
> it does, but it stops errors occurring during transfers.
What it does iis escape all ctrl characters so that only "text" is sent down
the line. So things such as ^d, ^e, ^\ or whatnot are never seen or heard
from. It slows down transmission a little bit but things are safer this way
and are converted automatically on reception.
I hope that sufficiently confused everyone. 8)