[erlang-questions] is there a generic file fetcher anywhere?

tao.zhou2009 <>
Sat Nov 22 09:50:23 CET 2014

A small library that provides downloaders for various source types (HTTP/SVN/Git/Mercurial)

this ruby lib may be help? 

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On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:10 PM, Joe Armstrong wrote:

> Hello,
> Has anybody written a "generic file fetcher" - I'd like to fetch files
> or collections of files from various remote locations (Git, SVG, HTTP, FTP etc)
> handling proxies etc. on the way
> Is there any generic code to do this?
> I took a quick peek at the rebar source code since I know it can fetch from git
> but it just does a os:cmd("git fetch origin ...")
> It strikes me that it would be a good idea to isolate code like this into a
> separate library and make it more generic. This would be rather useful
> Cheers
> /Joe
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