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

From: Wayne Buttles
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Re: Lynx/386 and problem with compressed files..
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 19:22:18 -0400 (EDT)

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.

Sorry to be ignorant on this point, but apparently just renaming the files
is not enough.  If I set it to .txt- instead of .txt. then the file is
streamed as text instead of binary which is indicated by the early
trunctication of the lynx tmp file.  It isn't obvious to me why this

Usually, if I was the enduser, I would write a wrapper for gzip. :-) 
Since this isn't the case I figured I would try to find an internal
solution.  Remember we are talking about an 8.3 filesystem. *ugh!*


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