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Loquin

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[SOLVED]PDF documentation download
« on: January 11, 2020, 02:32:35 am »
Am trying to download PDF documentation, from the free Pascal documentation page.  The problem I'm having is that the PDF links point to an FTP site requiring logon credentials.  Which I don't have.  Where do you register for documentation access?
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Re: PDF documentation download
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2020, 03:02:55 am »
Are you using this page: https://www.freepascal.org/docs.html  ?  I downloaded all the PDFs with no issue (Safari in macOS).
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Re: PDF documentation download
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2020, 01:44:41 pm »
It might be that you use some mirror that changed the permissions on its site.

If trev's advise solved it for you, please mention what mirror you used before.

Loquin

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Re: PDF documentation download
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 06:56:47 pm »
Are you using this page: https://www.freepascal.org/docs.html  ?  I downloaded all the PDFs with no issue (Safari in macOS).

Yes - that's where I'm attempting to download; I'm trying to download a manual to my android phone.  I'm getting prompted for ftp credentials.  Screen dump is attached.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2020, 07:01:06 pm by Loquin »

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Re: PDF documentation download
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 07:02:14 pm »
I think that is normal. There is always an FTP prompt, but Web clients  (browsers) autologin as anonymous user, and normal textual clients see a message that explains how to do that. Somehow your mobile ftp client does neither.

Try using user "ftp"  (without quotes) and your email address as password.

Loquin

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Re: PDF documentation download
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 07:14:43 pm »
Thanks.  That got me in.   :)

 

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