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Trouble downloading VIm via FTP (MS Edge)

Andrew Pennebaker
TheĀ ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/gvim80-586.exe URL for downloading Vim doesn't play well with modern Web browsers like Edge, which now limit FTP support.

Could we move Vim installation media to HTTP hosts, to make it easier for newbies to access these files?

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Andrew

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Re: Trouble downloading VIm via FTP (MS Edge)

Tony Mechelynck
On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 11:07 PM, Andrew Pennebaker
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> The ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/gvim80-586.exe URL for downloading Vim
> doesn't play well with modern Web browsers like Edge, which now limit FTP
> support.
>
> Could we move Vim installation media to HTTP hosts, to make it easier for
> newbies to access these files?
>
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> Cheers,
> Andrew

It already is on an HTTP host: in fact, ftp.vim.org responds to both
HTTP queries on the HTTP port and to FTP queries on the FTP port.
Simply replace ftp:// by http:// at the start of the URL you gave (and
of any other ones for the same host), leaving ftp.vim.org etc.
unchanged after the double slash, and you'll get Vim over HTTP.

Best regards,
Tony.

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