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Old 02-14-2005, 04:17 PM   #1
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Question Download This Thread


How about an option for the Thread tool to Download the thread as one giant text file?

Put it on the left side of the thread options at the bottom of the page.


Download This Thread | Show Printable Version | Email this Page | Subscribe to This Thread
 
Old 02-14-2005, 04:58 PM   #2
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Wow, man !
Do you really use all the distros mentionned in your profile ?
Impressive !!
 
Old 02-14-2005, 05:53 PM   #3
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If you look toward the bottom, under the "Similar Threads" area, you'll see a few options. One of which is "Show printable version". You could try just clicking that and print it to a PDF.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 10:51 PM   #4
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If you look toward the bottom, under the "Similar Threads" area, you'll see a few options. One of which is "Show printable version". You could try just clicking that and print it to a PDF.
Multiple pages online equals multiple pdf's, no?
 
Old 02-14-2005, 11:16 PM   #5
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Wow, man !
Do you really use all the distros mentionned in your profile ?
Impressive !!
When I first got into the OpenSource thing it was when Linux was on floppy disks. I also had a subscription to this online CD packager that sent me the monthly updated version of Linux on CD's.

So my first 'distribution' was plain Linux. I didn't get into Linux too much at that time because I was an admin for an ISP and my duties including maintaining Sparc's, Alpha's, SGI's and Mac servers. After that I went to work for Dell in Network Operating System Support specializing in SAN's and Tape Devices.

Then I got into Slackware when the CD's were not bootable. I still have the CD's somewhere around here, plus I have Slackware 10.1 installed on my Pentium 133.

Mandrake was the next distro along with FreeBSD. I have FreeBSD installed on my 486DX/100. Mandrake is on my Pentium Overdrive sys.

And then came Red Hat which I use on my other Athlon and my two AlphaServers. Also while I was messing with RH one day I came across SuSE searching on webcrawler.com. I bought my first SuSE distro from CompUSA and now I have SuSE 9.1 Personal on yet another Athlon.

My brother codes for Linux and he sent me multiple distro's at my request. I got a nice retail type ubuntu package from him. IT has the Live CD and the Install CD in one folder. I'll be installing that soon on my Optiplex.

Then there are the other 'Debian-based' distro's listed. Each are nice to use and have their own special featrures that make them standout, etc. I have more machines with installs of them on them.

I test all kinds of software for fun and I'm just getting into programming for Linux. But since the range of things you can code is so vast with Linux, I'm looking for that thing that will stand out. What I can't do it myself I post the idea here at LQ.org for the 'community' to build.

I'd love to be able to have multiple distributions on one system for testing purposes. Maybe I'll be messing with that soon.

But as or the idea of this thread, I'd like a simpler way to retrieve the threads here for study and hacking with my other systems when they cannot be online. Some are console only which makes the PDF idea a bit off.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 11:51 PM   #6
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OK - view them in printable format, File -> Save As
Save it as an HTML and view it in lynx, or simply convert it to text.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 09:00 AM   #7
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Just now I came here to make exactly the same suggestion

There are always new features to (re)-discover at LQ, thanks scuzzman. The only hint Jeremy might extract from this and similar attempts is, that the features are a little too much hidden, though I wouldn't know how to change that in a future version of LQ (human interface gurus come foreward, please). Perhaps a written intro structured in types of actions visitors might want to execute...

<edit>Hey there is no printable version button at the LinuxAnswers. Please Jeremy, it would be nice to have it here as well...

Last edited by JZL240I-U; 02-16-2005 at 09:13 AM.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 08:13 AM   #8
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OK - view them in printable format, File -> Save As
Save it as an HTML and view it in lynx, or simply convert it to text.
I saw one thread that was about 20 pages long. Save 20 times, covert to text? No way! Lynx is an idea though, but there are still multiple pages to download.

It's not something impossible because I've used this feature on other forum sites. Or at least a way to set the page your viewing to show all posts would be nice as an alternative. Right now it has a restriction of 80 posts.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 11:25 AM   #9
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The restriction is really there due to extremely long threads such as the screenshot thread.
 
  


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