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Old 02-18-2014, 10:26 AM   #1
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Is there a graphical browser which will read local compressed html files (html.gz) ?

I can unzip files and pipe them to lynx, but not to firefox. One disadvantage with that is that the script has to be initiated from outside the browser. I want to be able to browse the files from within the browser and also follow links in the browser to other compressed html files.

Servers, I believe, can handle compressed html files, but I don't run one.
Old 02-18-2014, 10:40 AM   #2
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The browser doesn't read the files directly in the situation you describe. It calls upon helper applications to read files.

For example, in Firefox the helper application used to read compressed files is ark (on my Debian installation).

If no helper application is defined in the user's preferences, the browser shows a pop-up dialog menu which allows the user to choose the application to use.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:54 AM   #3
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Thanks bigrigdriver. Ark then becomes the "browser" - it's a bit strange - but it works! Thanks


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