[nos-bbs] How open *.txt.gz files of the list
Rick DuBrava - N2JPQ
n2jpq at arrl.net
Fri Nov 1 17:13:24 EDT 2013
This is a double gzipped file (why? I do not know. but it is)
Use gunzip on the first file -- 2013-October.txt.gz
This will result in the following file -- 2013-October.txt
Which is itself a gzipped file, so rename the file to -- 2013-October.gz
Then gunzip the new file and you will get - 2013-October
Which is a plain text file
On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 9:53 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
> I just emailed WA7NWP about it who is the administrator of that list.
> Bob VE3TOK
> On 13-10-31 01:07 PM, Miguel Bahi Cruz wrote:
> ok, Bob, What text reader are you using?
> I try with gedit and open office writer with no success.
> With gedit I have warning but only displays, "detect auto char conversion"
> and don't works, and in the option of charsets, don't appear mac option.
> With office writer, I have mac chars , but it don't reads ok.
> Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:26:43 -0400
> From: bobtenty at gmail.com
> To: nos-bbs at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [nos-bbs] How open *.txt.gz files of the list
> Hi Miguel,
> I have exactly the same problem, it looks like the character encoding, can't
> read them automatically.
> in my browsers.
> I also downloaded one of the (g) zipped archived files and I can correctly
> unzip it with gunzip
> but the text is a mess.
> I only get a warning "converted from a MAC format" if I open the resulting
> .txt file , hmm and this is
> all in Ubuntu.
> (The old MAC format way before OS X used CR as line breaks)
> Same happens with the linux list at their site.
> Strange as TAPR uses Debian at their server.
> Bob VE3TOK
> On 13-10-28 06:29 AM, Miguel Bahi Cruz wrote:
> hi, I want read the archives of the mailing list, and can't not open this.
> I try in windows with winrar, it extracts the files, but , the txt file is
> only a collection of a "Chinese" characters.
> I try in Ubuntu with the file roller utility, and the result is the same.
> Help Please.
More information about the nos-bbs