Re: Running Applications

Stuart Young (nakor@glasswings.com.au)
Fri, 11 Oct 1996 23:53:37 +1000 (EST)


Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 23:53:37 +1000 (EST)
From: Stuart Young <nakor@glasswings.com.au>
To: Francisco Pinto <francis@di.uminho.pt>
cc: francis@di.uminho.pt, www-html@w3.org, www-talk@w3.org
Subject: Re: Running Applications
In-Reply-To: <9610111105.AA05127@s700.di.uminho.pt>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.91.961011235026.16929B-100000@fizzgig.glasswings.com.au>

On Fri, 11 Oct 1996, Francisco Pinto wrote:

> How can I execute an application 
> 
> 	Binary Executable (application/octet-stream) (exe,bin)
> 
> immediately after download it from the Internet through a Browser, without 
> saving it to disk?

Without saving it to disk is 'hard' indeed! In fact, I'd say it'd at 
least get saved to disk as a cache measure.

> The goal is to install automatically a software package, running first 
> the setup application. I know that this could be dangerous in security 
> terms. But this case, is a particular case, where I know what software 
> pack I will run.

This alos depends what browser you are running. I know there is a plug-in 
for netscape that is specifically for installing software, but I have NO 
IDEA of how much it costs to use/liciense on either end, or whatever!

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