[nos-bbs] How open *.txt.gz files of the list

Chuck Henderson wb9uus at chuck.midlandsnetworking.com
Fri Nov 1 02:21:36 EDT 2013

I tried the same thing
First I       "wget
Then I       "gunzip   2013-October.txt.gz"
Now all is fine,  I can     "vi   2013-October.txt"

Then I tried download using google chrome on windows followed by sftp to my
linux system as 2013-October.txt.gz
Then I       "gunzip   2013-October.txt.gz"
At this point it seems to be a corrupt file, but don't give up yet.......
Then I       "mv   2013-October.txt   2013-October.txt.gz"
Then I        "gunzip   2013-October.txt.gz"
now all is fine, I can     "vi   2013-October.txt"

So what is happening is that the web server is re-gziping the already
gziped file when google chrome downloads it.
Look through the web server documentation and I think you will find this
listed as an open issue with that version of web server.
I think the work around is to change a configuration setting or upgrade,
but I do not remember the exact details.  I sure someone can find it in the
web server documentation.

I also tried putting the good gziped file on my apache web server and then
downloading it using the same Google Chrome on windows, and it does not
double gzip the file.
So I think that proves that it is a problem with the web server at tapr.org.
 (but maybe not)

Chuck  WB9UUS

Chuck Henderson,  CCIE2285, WB9UUS
Midlands Networking, Inc.

On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 12:12 AM, Bill Vodall <wa7nwp at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 6:53 PM, Bob Tenty <bobtenty at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I used gedit and you will get a warning that there was a problem
> > with opening the text file because of invalid characters but it opened
> > it anyhow with Character encoding UTF-8 and did give you the option
> > to retry it with another character encoding Western (ISO-8859-15)
> > but the text is nonsense with both encodings.
> >
> > I tried it also with nano and the "converted from a MAC format" is by
> that
> > program.
> >
> > I just emailed WA7NWP about it who is the administrator of that list.
> I used the windows system to copy the url of the Oct file.    Then on
> a linux box I downloaded the archive:
>   wget http://www.tapr.org/pipermail/nos-bbs/2013-October.txt.gz
> Then I decompressed it:
>   gzip -d 2013-October.txt.gz
>  Then I edited it:
>   vi 2013-October.txt
> It looks like a standard Email archive in VI...     Was it a different
> file that's having these issues?
> 73
> Bill,  WA7NWP
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