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monkeyjiann 01-31-2002 03:07 PM

i must be a complete idiot cause when i try to download in linux, the files end up getting corrupted; mainly source codes for various apps. help... thanks in advance

trickykid 01-31-2002 03:11 PM

what makes you think they are corrupted ?? what happens when you download them and try to unpack/install them ??

monkeyjiann 01-31-2002 03:22 PM

i get this error with trying to tar -zxvf

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returened status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

I'll dfownload from the exact same link in win2k and it'll work fine

acid_kewpie 01-31-2002 03:27 PM

it's possibly not actually a gzipped file, try dropping the z

monkeyjiann 01-31-2002 03:36 PM

thx acid

dropping the z worked

acid_kewpie 01-31-2002 03:37 PM

i dunno why people keep doing that, it's so lazy and annoying, if it's not a tar.gz it shouldn't be called it!!!!

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