From: Julian Buckley (buckley@PC.ELEC.UQ.EDU.AU)
Date: 04/29/98

> > With .gz files especially, I've noticed that, if you use Netscape or
> > similar browser to download snippets and/or archives, then the file
> > becomes majorly corrupted and unusable.  I heartily suggest for all the
> > newer coders out there to use BINARY transit when FTP-ing, because for
> > some reason, browsers seem to not like .gz files.
> When trying to download a .gz file, instead of directly left-clicking on
> the link, RIGHT-CLICK on the link and select 'Save Link As...'.
> Otherwise, Netscape tries to open the file in the browser window, which
> corrupts it(I think thats why it gets corrupted anyway).

Strangely, that's how I download most of my files (right clicking) ---
it's just that Netscape seems to truncate .gz files, NOT .tar.gz
however...just play .gz :)

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