A dumb question on gunzip
John J. Boyer
john.boyer at abilitiessoft.org
Tue Aug 16 14:33:15 UTC 2016
As regards my dumb question, I asked on the lynx development list. The
reply was that the problem was probably a server bug. The html file is
probably stored uncompressed and compressed on the fly, incorrectly or
at least not the way gunzip expects it.
On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 01:03:55PM +0200, Anders Holmberg wrote:
> Now to my dum question.
> How would one know the exact link for a file to download from with Wget?
> I can google it of course but i ask here first.
> > On 14 Aug 2016, at 07:12, Jude DaShiell <jdashiel at panix.com> wrote:
> > 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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