speakup and links browser
Linux for blind general discussion
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Mon Oct 5 13:40:53 UTC 2020
What I did with speakup was to try moving with the tab key onto the
first stage3 link andthat didn't work. So I tried with the arrow keys
and that didn't work either. Speakup said it had worked, but speakup
lied. How I know is the stage3 file ends in .tar.xz and the only thing
links was willing to download was an image file from that location. So
next I left braille terminal alone since I had enabled that before going
into the site and it didn't do anything for me. Finally, I numbered
links in the links configuration settings under html options then saved
those html options two separate menu entries then I keyed in the correct
number for the stage3 file to download and that was the only way links
would get the job done. What's worse, I got no notification that the
download was complete from links.
The other way that's possible is with a bash script where site and
download are two variables defined and using wget with the -bc options
since that way you can know when your download is complete.
You use grep to search wget-log for the word saved and that line will
let you know your file download is complete. No comment on validity of
the download, that's a matter for sha512sum.
On Sun, 4 Oct 2020, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2020 18:45:08
> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: speakup and links browser
> How about share the location so others
> can see if they have the same download issue?
> no idea about speakup, but I use links the chain for downloading often.
> On Sun, 4 Oct 2020, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> > I tried downloading a file from a website using links and couldn't
> > download the file.
> > Using speakup I was able to cursor onto the desired file or that's what
> > speakup told me.
> > However when I tried to download that file I got offered an image file
> > from another cursor location on the screen I did not want.
> > I think this is more of a links problem than a speakup problem and am
> > wondering if it's possible to configure links in some way to clear this
> > problem.
> > I don't know what the braille setting would have bought me since I have no
> > braille display.
> > As things stand, I had more success with wget and a bash script I wrote.
> > For that reason I'm going to share this one with the list.
> > The script could probably be improved by adding a site variable to the
> > download variable for wget to process but I haven't done that yet.
> > #!/usr/bin/env bash
> > #file: s3.sh - gentoo stage3 download script
> > download="stage3-amd64-20201001T120249Z.tar.xz"
> > wget -bc
> > https://bouncer.gentoo.org/fetch/root/all/releases/amd64/autobuilds/current-stage3-amd64/$download
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