A dumb question on gunzip

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at panix.com
Sun Aug 14 05:12:43 UTC 2016

Probably the whole file didn't download and without that -c switch wget 
would not have continued trying to download if it got disconnected.

On Sat, 13 Aug 2016, Tim Chase wrote:

> Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 20:59:47
> From: Tim Chase <blinux.list at thechases.com>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> To: John J. Boyer <john.boyer at abilitiessoft.org>
> Cc: blinux-list at redhat.com
> Subject: Re: A dumb question on gunzip
> On August 13, 2016, John J. Boyer wrote:
>> I'm trying to unzip the Cygwin User Guide located at the link "One
>> large compressed html file". However, when I download the file and
>> type gunzip filename
>> I get garbage. The man page doesn't enlighten me. So please answer
>> this dumb question: how do i get a good html file?
> I'm not sure what happened to your file, but I just performed the
> following two commands:
> wget -c https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/cygwin-ug-net-nochunks.html.gz
> unzip cygwin-ug-net-nochunks.html.gz
> and was left with a "cygwin-ug-net-nochunks.html" file in the
> directory that I could browse with any of multiple browsers.
> -tim
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