Re: Space Track TLEs

From: Markus Mehring (m.m@gmx.net)
Date: Fri Aug 24 2012 - 23:11:47 UTC

  • Next message: Jonathan McDowell: "Re: Space Track TLEs"

    On Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:08:21 -0400, Jonathan McDowell
    <jcm@head.cfa.harvard.edu> wrote:
    
    >Worst case, we pool our
    >knowledge to write packaged scripts that will do what SeeSatters need. I can
    >provide some expertise but I will need help with someone who knows how to do
    >the Microsoft side of things given my Unix-style command lines.
    
    Both sides bear a strong resemblance to each other there. Your example
    was calling curl, tail and cut, all of which are not standard tools in
    the Microsoft world but do exist as equivalents in a variety of
    free/open flavors for DOS/Windows, as do other alternatives (such as,
    say, wget). Piping and redirecting input and output on the command
    prompt or console has been a part of DOS since roughly forever too. It
    should be absolutely possible to package such tools and translated
    scripts up so that Windows users could e.g. simply click some icon that
    runs a batch job which then does the trick. Your Unix-style command
    lines basically look like DOS already. :)
    
    (And, someone correct me if I'm missing something, but if their idea is
    to discourage or get rid of abusers of the "mass download" nature, why
    don't they simply revoke individual rights if they're seeing too much
    traffic on someone's login? After all these aren't anonymous downloads.)
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