Re: Web Document Retrieval

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <>
Date: Thu, 12 May 1994 19:55:13 +0200
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Subject: Re: Web Document Retrieval
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>I am looking for a program to retrieve Web documnents without having to
>use a browser like Mosaic.  Ideally, I would like to type in the
>URL(s), and the program would go out and get the html document(s) for
>me.  Can anyone recommend a currently available tool for this? 

>Ideally, it should run, or be easily adaptable to run, on a Mac, but I
>have dos and Unix machines available as well.  Source code is a big
>plus.  Thanks in advance.
>John H. Davis III

A lot of people might think this is a joke, but the CERN Line Mode Browser is  
still alive, all though it is not kicking as much as it could be ;-). Try  
version  2.13, that you can get on (as source)

This is running together with CERN WWWlib 2.15 (same site). It is very easy  
and fast in non-interactive mode and should run on anything that possibly can  
be called a computer. At the same time it has some nice features like  
LaTex-conversion etc. See

for more information


Henrik Frystyk
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World-Wide Web Project, 

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