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XGetit is a short X program which uses anonymous FTP to retrieve a file
specified by the primary X selection.  To use it, select a reference to
a file in the forms "host:path/file" or "path/file@host" then run
xgetit.  A window will appear giving you the status of the file 
transfer (click "Done" button to dismiss).

For example, this file is available via anonymous FTP from
which can also be written as
Under X, use the mouse to select the file reference, then run xgetit.

Ken Jenks
Space Shuttle Program Office
NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas
(713) 483-4368