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Re: LYNX-DEV Re: Lynx/386 and problem with compressed files..

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Re: Lynx/386 and problem with compressed files..
Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 18:14:15 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 14 May 1997, Foteos Macrides wrote:
> Wayne Buttles <address@hidden> wrote:

> >I am not entirely sure what to do here.  When a compressed file file is
> >encountered (gzip, compress...), lynx makes a temp file with two
> >extentions like Lxxxxxxx.txt.gz and then expects the resulting file to be
> >Lxxxxxxx.txt.  I am not sure how to modify this for the 386 port which
> >can't handle it.  Anyone have any thoughts?
>       Look at the for-VMS code, which already deals with that.  VMS
> does not support multiple dot filenames (as in the devel code archive
> names 8-), and thus substitutes dashes or underscores, and gunzip for
> VMS in turn handles those as intended, to yield Lxxxxxx.txt on
> uncompression.

Yeah, that sounds better than what I just wrote.

There may be problems because of 8-character filename limit, which VMS
doesn't have.


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