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bug#30664: 25.2; eww-download corrupts PDF files (and probably other bin
bug#30664: 25.2; eww-download corrupts PDF files (and probably other binary files too)
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 21:17:08 +0200
> From: address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2018 09:58:30 -0600
> I tried using eww-download (bound to `d` in eww buffers) to download a
> PDF file. This produced, as expected a file in my downloads directory,
> but I could not open it in my PDF reader. I immediately suspected that
> Emacs had done some unwanted coding system translation on the PDF file.
> The variable `last-coding-system-used` was set to `raw-text-dos` (I'm
> using Emacs 25.2 on Windows 10), and the `dos` part sounded suspicious
> to me. Adding the item `("\\.pdf\\'" no-conversion . no-conversion)` to
> the variable `file-coding-system-alist` and redownloading the file fixed
> the problem and produced a valid PDF file.
Does the patch below fix the problem?
diff --git a/lisp/net/eww.el b/lisp/net/eww.el
index caac96a..66b1767 100644
@@ -1532,7 +1532,8 @@ eww-download-callback
- (write-region (point) (point-max) file)
+ (let ((coding-system-for-write 'no-conversion))
+ (write-region (point) (point-max) file))
(message "Saved %s" file))))
(defun eww-decode-url-file-name (string)