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Date:      Thu,  4 Apr 96 09:17:39 EST
From:      gknauth@BBN.COM
Subject:   FYI WebCommando (sneaking Linux in via Netscape)
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> From: Keith Bostic <>
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WebCommando Moves In
  by Adam C. Engst <>

  Netscape plug-ins are all the rage these days (see Jeff Carlson's
  MailBIT above), stuffing multimedia features galore into the
  overburdened Netscape Navigator browser window. We've got Shockwave
  playing Director movies, Amber displaying PDF documents, and a host of
  QuickTime and PlainTalk plug-ins that only work on the Mac.

  In all this multimedia fuss, a small group of students at Linkoping
  University in Sweden are fighting back with a new type of plug-in for
  Netscape. You know how Netscape is attempting to turn Navigator into an
  operating system in its own right? Well, the new WebCommando plug-in
  takes that one step further, providing a full Unix-based command-line
  interface within Netscape Navigator's browser window.

  Finally! Enough frothy movies and scratchy sounds! Now you can get back
  to basics with such long-time Unix favorites as ls and cd.  Worried
  about Java applets deleting files? I'd worry more about accidently
  typing "rm *" in WebCommando. As an added bonus, WebCommando has a
  couple of Web-specific features. You can grep the contents of Yahoo and
  Alta Vista with it, and if you need to test a Web page, you can even
  run Lynx within WebCommando.

  Pining for pine? Anxious for awk? Sighing for sed? WebCommando is the
  answer. Installation is a breeze - you just download the plug-in and
  put it in the plug-ins folder. Make sure Netscape Navigator has at least
  32 MB allotted to it and that the disk cache is set to 80 MB, and launch
  Navigator. The requirements may seem a little steep, but remember that
  you're running Unix, actually a variant of Linux, within Netscape

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