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Post Posted February 22nd, 2003, 9:56 pm

...sounding, but I realize it doesn't work on phoenix .5

Has anyone managed to leech working, cause it sounds like a perfect fit for my needs. If not, could someone give me an idea as to what broke it? I'll give a go at seeing if i can get it working if somebody points me in the right direction.


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Post Posted February 23rd, 2003, 12:14 pm

I wasn't aware of any problems with it prior to the 02/01 build of Phoenix, when the new Options panel was checked in. Making it work with the builds after that would involve <a href=>updating</a> the preferences.

It works fine for me, even back when I was on the earlier builds, is the best I can say.

If you want to try a working configuration, then put this in your user.js (my workaround for having it work in the post-Options builds):

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// leech setup
user_pref("leech.defaultDir", "c:\\temp\\leech\\");
user_pref("leech.fileExtensions", "jpg;jpeg;gif;png;mpg;mpeg;avi;mov;asx");
user_pref("leech.makeDirs", false);
user_pref("leech.overwriteHow", 1);
user_pref("leech.showManager", true);
user_pref("leech.tmpDir", "c:\\temp\\");
user_pref("leech.useMozUA", true);
user_pref("leech.usePrefix", true);
user_pref("leech.wgetLocation", "C:\\UnxUtils\\usr\\local\\wbin\\wget.exe");

You'll need to change various paths, of course. If you need WGet, there's a version that works with Leech in <a href=>UnxUtils</a>.

Good luck.


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Post Posted March 1st, 2003, 7:40 am

As Thermopyle said, the problem is already there in 0.5
I haven't been able to get it working as of yet either. All builds after the milestone realease don't work either.
It seems as if wget simply doesn't get launched.


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Post Posted March 1st, 2003, 10:02 am

Olli wrote:As Thermopyle said, the problem is already there in 0.5

Ah, yes, but as <i>I</i> said, it's been working for me. Thus my pasting of a working configuration, and linking to the version of WGet I use. :-P


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Post Posted March 5th, 2003, 1:40 am

I managed to get wget to launch, but it wouldn't use any of the options I specified. That was a while ago, though. Maybe time to try again. I think it sounds like a really cool extension.

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