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Re: Puzzled about downloadable Linux files in

From: David Wright
Subject: Re: Puzzled about downloadable Linux files in
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 12:26:30 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Mon 22 Feb 2021 at 11:52:19 (-0600), John Karl wrote:
> When I browse to the page <> headed
> "Downloads for LilyPond 2.22.0”  and then click on the “For Users”
> entry titled “Unix (generic packages for GNU/Linux), I see a list of
> two files under “Download”, which purport to be 32bit and 64bit
> versions of LilyPond2.22.0-1.  But when I click on one of these files,
> it is not downloaded but instead seems to appear in my browser window;
> the first few lines that appear are:
> #! /bin/sh
> me="$0"
> root="$HOME"
> doc=no
> extract=no
> interactive=yes
> arch=$(uname -m)


> It seems to me that this probably isn’t the desired behavior.  Can it
> be fixed?

I think you want to RightClick (and its menu) to download.

Even better, particularly for tarballs, is to paste the link into
something like wget, because the latter can restart  a download
partway through, whereas browsers typically can't.

> BTW, I’m browsing to <>on my MacBook Pro.
> Also, I tried to submit this entry yesterday from my Mac Pro
> (, but it never showed up in the email summaries, nor
> in the lilypond-user archives.  Anybody know why?


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