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

Bob Tenty bobtenty at gmail.com
Fri Nov 1 15:18:34 EDT 2013

It is OK if you download it with wget  but if you
download it directly with your browser (Chrome or Firefox, etc.)
the following happens as I have discovered..

I have noticed that the byte count of the (g) zip file was higher I you
download it with the browser by clicking on that link.

It is double zipped up!

if you gunzip  2013-October.txt.gz you will get  2013-October.txt
but this is also a (g)zip file internally.

I gave it an .gz extension and (g)unzipped it again and now I received
readable text.

2013-October.txt.gz  file downloaded with wget: 19121 bytes
2013-Ocotober.txt.gz downloaded ("click") with browser: 19144 bytes.

I compared my browsers with the ANS archives at 
who are also using gzip and there is nothing wrong with them.
So nothing wrong here.



On 13-11-01 01:12 AM, Bill Vodall 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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