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Re: [Lynx-dev] Problem when downloading *.gz files

From: John J. Boyer
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Problem when downloading *.gz files
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:48:04 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Thanks. but what I am reporting is that after I find the link in Lynx 
and press d to download the file it doesn't download properly. I've lnly 
experienced this problem with html.gz files. It shouldn't be necessary 
to go through a convoluted procedure to get a good file. the d keystroke 
should do it.


On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 02:07:37PM -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> If you do something like:
> wget -bc --max-redirect=10000 file
> And you collected the url by hitting = when you wound up on the link you
> wanted to download and checked for the url: statement near bottom of output
> and did a mark and cut operation on that url and then pasted that into the
> wget command for file you would have wget probably write its output to
> wget-log the first time and you could then run wc -l wget-log every so often
> and make sure line numbers increase.  When they don't increase any longer,
> then it's time to do:
> tail -3 wget-log to get the file name that was downloaded.
> On Mon, 15 Aug 2016, John J. Boyer wrote:
> >Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:45:24
> >From: John J. Boyer <address@hidden>
> >To: address@hidden
> >Subject: [Lynx-dev] Problem when downloading *.gz files
> >
> >When I use lynx to download a file with a gz extension and then try to
> >uncompres it with gunzip I get garbage. This has happened with html.gz
> >files. It does not happen with tar.gz files. If I download the file with
> >wget it uncompresses properly. But finding it with Lynx is much more
> >convenient.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >
> -- 

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