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Re: [Bug-wget] New wget (1.19.2): Unexpected download behaviour for gzip

From: James Cloos
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] New wget (1.19.2): Unexpected download behaviour for gzip-compressed tarballs (HTTP-header dependent)
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2017 01:37:55 -0400
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>>>>> "TR" == Tim Rühsen <address@hidden> writes:

TR> I downloaded/tested thousands of web pages and they behave as if 'Content-
TR> Encoding: gzip' is a compression for the transport. Uncompressing it 
TR> fly' and saving that uncompressed data was the correct behavior.

Lots of servers have that misconfiguration; it was recommended in the
past and apache defaulted to doing that when grabbing things like tar.gz.

The gui browsers had to learn to work around that misconfig.  wget also
has to.

In short, do not uncompress if the destination name has a compression

Or, in that case, test whether the uncompressed data starts with gzip
magic and complete one decompression if so, non if not so.

And the same for the other compression formats.

James Cloos <address@hidden>         OpenPGP: 0x997A9F17ED7DAEA6

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