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Old 11-18-2003, 11:34 PM   #1
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Windows and .tgz files

I recently installed Slackware 9.0 on an older computer (P200, 64Mb RAM). An online friend suggested using IceWM as my GUI. I don't have the Linux machine connected to the net yet, so thought I'd try downloading the *.tar.gz files onto a floppy and transfer them to the computer.

Can you do this? Windows changed the filename icewm-1.2.x.tar.gz to icewm~1.gz (because of the 8.3 dos limitations I suppose). I tried changing the name back to it's original filename once it was on the Linux box. Couldn't get it to work however.

Does windows corrupt the files? Am I going to have to wait till I connect the Linux box to the net before I can play with IceWM? Is there a way to download programs in windows without corrupting them?

Thanks guys.
Old 11-19-2003, 12:40 AM   #2
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I use windwos to dl and put source files onto my almost running system it doesent apear to cuupt anyhitng and i can even open most .tar.gz files with winzip if ur realy paranoid just rename the file, at elast on my comp linux realy complain what extention it is, just that its the right format
Old 11-19-2003, 02:26 AM   #3
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it should be fine if you rename the beginning to whatver and have the .tar.gz at the end...could be wrong though..


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