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Old 07-25-2002, 05:29 PM   #1
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Question mozilla vs tar.gz


Hi guys,

maybe I just can't find the right chunk of documentation,
but could someone please direct me to where I find how
to turn off mozillas annoying "feature" of gunzipping tars
on d/l?

Oh, and while I'm bitching :) ... how for heavens sake do I
get the feature of 0.97 back into 1.1 that allowed me to start
multiple instances of mozilla without pestering me with the
profile manager? :)

someone on #mozilla mentioned parameters like
-remote --openURL
but I couldn't find the syntax for that stuff either, so I'm rather
grumpy at the moment.

Cheers,
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Old 07-25-2002, 10:25 PM   #2
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Try looking on Google
 
Old 07-25-2002, 10:28 PM   #3
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Try looking on Google;)
I did ... gladly will again - just give me the successful search-phrase? :D
 
Old 07-25-2002, 10:28 PM   #4
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You can always try to right click on the link to save as ......
 
Old 07-25-2002, 10:53 PM   #5
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You can always try to right click on the link to save as ......
Maybe I didn't express myself quite well ...
What Mozilla does (at least on 4 of my installations) is by default
gunzip .tar.gz files while downloading them. I don't mean "displaying
gibberish instead of offering a download" ...

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Have you searched the forums before asking your question ?
Yes master, otherwise I wouldn't have asked. :}
The only hint was by stimm, which was to read the docu...

Cheers,
Tink

P.S.: It doesn't do it for tar.bz2, btw ... and also, it keeps the name
as tar.gz when gunzipping, which makes it kind of hard to tar xzf <blah-0.9.tar.gz> ...

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Old 07-25-2002, 11:57 PM   #6
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Tinkster, I think it has something to do with MIME types. Click on
Edit --> Preferences --> Navigator --> Helper Applications and see if you can find any references to .tar.gz, .tgz, or .zip. You may find that they are associated with gunzip ( .tar.gz and .tgz ) or unzip ( .zip ). Then see if there is some way to remove them. I hope this helps.

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Old 07-26-2002, 02:39 AM   #7
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Tinkster, I think it has something to do with MIME types. Click on
Edit --> Preferences --> Navigator --> Helper Applications and see if you can find any references to .tar.gz, .tgz, or .zip. You may find that they are associated with gunzip ( .tar.gz and .tgz ) or unzip ( .zip ). Then see if there is some way to remove them. I hope this helps.
Also under Helper Applications,theres a Opening Files option at the bottom,you could try that reset option.Might work,might not.
 
Old 07-26-2002, 05:36 AM   #8
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if mozilla keeps the .tar.gz ending then how do you know that it is unzipping them after download?

about the profiles thing, there should be a 'default' option, choosing that usually shuts it up but i have only ever had this profiles chooser in windows when migrating from netscape (where i had some profiles to select). There should be a 'manage profiles' button on the little pane that pops up when starting the browser (telling you to select one) and this button should lead you to an options area where you can choose a default

i didn't think that mozilla had profiles in linux?

Hope that is right but i haven't be bothered by that box for a while now so am doing this from memory.
 
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if mozilla keeps the .tar.gz ending then how do you know that it is unzipping them after download?
By the size and the fact that gunzip tells me they aren't in gunzip-format?


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i didn't think that mozilla had profiles in linux?
I didn't see it either 'til I upgraded from the 0.91 that comes with
slackware to 1.1a...

Cheers, Tink

p.s.: to the other guys... my only helper app is HTM/HTML ...
no mention of gzip or any other mime-types.
 
Old 07-27-2002, 04:48 AM   #10
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i know that the 1.1 version is still in beta so it could be that these are both bugs in the program. That tar.gz sounds like a blatant bug since there is no other reason for mozilla to attempt to unzip it.

get the 1.0 release (its what im using now) since it has neither of these problems as far as i can tell.

hope that helps

Alex

P.S. if you want to soldier on does it work if you change the name to remove the .gz bit and just untar it with tar xvf filname.tar ? You may not even need to remove the .gz bit before trying to un tar it.
 
  


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