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Re: LYNX-DEV ftp files `d'ownloaded by Lynx usually larger than when usi
Re: LYNX-DEV ftp files `d'ownloaded by Lynx usually larger than when using unix ftp
Mon, 8 Dec 1997 14:02:55 -0800 (PST)
I have had such problems too, was maybe
first to post my experience of "d" vs "newline" (on
a link, both of them) vs running ftp straight, with
explicit "binary" set) -- but larry virden responded
that he tried the same thing, but with NO problem.
The version I use on netcom keeps getting updated,
so was likely a different (newer) version than larry's.
Yes, look at the size.
Also maybe do a trial gunzip or gzcat to /dev/null,
to see if you get an error message.
If unable to do thru lynx, then just run
straight (unix) "ftp" command, setting
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> Nelson Henry Eric wrote:
> > I just downloaded a set of gzipped files, once by pressing `d' on the
> > highlighted link from within Lynx and then "saving to disk", and then
> > again by `get'ing in binary mode using the standard ftp on SunOS4.1.3.
> > Seems to me they should be exactly the same size, but
> [Results showing different file sizes chopped]
> > BTW, the Lynx-downloaded files fail to patch on, whereas the ftp files go
> > on,
> > which explains the problems I had getting ncurses-4.1 patched last week.
> I have been getting intermittent file corruptions as well... guess I
> check my filesizes closely and see if there are any discrepancies.
> My problems were with ac94, though... what version caused the errors for