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philo
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      03-06-2004
I went to download a file that was an .iso.tar.bz2
(confirmed this from Linux)
but when downloaded from a windows machine IE6
the file was renamed as an .iso.tar.tar

Without having downloaded it from Linux there would have been
no way to know what it really was...

Do you think I should send a report to Microsoft?


 
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      03-06-2004
On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 09:47:00 -0600, "philo" <(E-Mail Removed)>,wrote:

>I went to download a file that was an .iso.tar.bz2
>(confirmed this from Linux)
>but when downloaded from a windows machine IE6
>the file was renamed as an .iso.tar.tar
>
>Without having downloaded it from Linux there would have been
>no way to know what it really was...
>
>Do you think I should send a report to Microsoft?
>


You don't know much about bzip and tar do you?
 
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philo
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      03-06-2004

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> You don't know much about bzip and tar do you?



here is what i know:

to open a tar.bz2 file

you first use bunzip2

you will then be left with a .tar file

then you merely use tar -xvf to "untar" it


as i clearly stated the file on the server was an iso.tar.bz2

*NOT* an iso.tar.tar IE6 took it upon itself to rename it

using my Linux machine (or for that matter Mozilla on a windows machine)

the file was left in with it's original name .iso.tar.bz2


bz2 and tar...though both compressed files
and *NOT* the same thing...


 
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      03-06-2004

On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 09:47:00 -0600, philo wrote:

>I went to download a file that was an .iso.tar.bz2
>(confirmed this from Linux)
>but when downloaded from a windows machine IE6
>the file was renamed as an .iso.tar.tar
>
>Without having downloaded it from Linux there would have been
>no way to know what it really was...


Ummm.... the fact you said you are downloading ' .iso.tar.bz2' tells you
several things , as you mentioned later.

>Do you think I should send a report to Microsoft?


You could try but IE has been doing that for years. It's only simply
required to correct the extension when saving. However doing a similar
d/l in Netscape (Solaris) it may well rename the file having done the
bunzip for you.
Other browsers on Win/Linux/UNIX don't have this issue.

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      03-06-2004
On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 10:27:28 -0600, philo wrote:

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>>
>> You don't know much about bzip and tar do you?

>
>
>here is what i know:
>
>to open a tar.bz2 file

<snip>
>
>the file was left in with it's original name .iso.tar.bz2
>
>
>bz2 and tar...though both compressed files
>and *NOT* the same thing...
>


..tar is not compressed, a .tgz / .tar.bz2 / tar.Z or other is.

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      03-06-2004
<snip>
>
> Ummm.... the fact you said you are downloading ' .iso.tar.bz2' tells you
> several things , as you mentioned later.
>
> >Do you think I should send a report to Microsoft?

>
> You could try but IE has been doing that for years. It's only simply
> required to correct the extension when saving.


yes, it would be simple enough to do...
but without knowing about microsoft's bug i had no way of knowing.
(the file was merely identified as .iso.tar.tar)



However doing a similar
> d/l in Netscape (Solaris) it may well rename the file having done the
> bunzip for you.
> Other browsers on Win/Linux/UNIX don't have this issue.
>


Just out of curiosity on one of my windows machines i have the very
simple off-by-one browser which correctly identified the file on the server
as an iso.tar.bz2

It would hardly surprise me that IE6 would "take it upon itself" to rename
the
file incorrectly.


I just sent a bug report to Microsoft...
I'm sure Bill will be getting back to me a little later this morning <G>


 
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philo
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      03-06-2004

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> .tar is not compressed, a .tgz / .tar.bz2 / tar.Z or other is.
>

thanks for the correction: .tar is an archive

but at any rate...it's certainly not a .bz2 !


 
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      03-06-2004

On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 10:59:20 -0600, philo wrote:

><snip>
>>
>> Ummm.... the fact you said you are downloading ' .iso.tar.bz2' tells you
>> several things , as you mentioned later.
>>
>> >Do you think I should send a report to Microsoft?

>>
>> You could try but IE has been doing that for years. It's only simply
>> required to correct the extension when saving.

>
>yes, it would be simple enough to do...
>but without knowing about microsoft's bug i had no way of knowing.
>(the file was merely identified as .iso.tar.tar)


Yes, sorry I skipped over that bit.

<snip>

>It would hardly surprise me that IE6 would "take it upon itself" to rename
>the
>file incorrectly.
>
>
>I just sent a bug report to Microsoft...
>I'm sure Bill will be getting back to me a little later this morning <G>
>


MS KB info, a bit on the old side for the 1st one.

FIX: Content-Disposition: Attachment Saves Wrong Filename for Unknown
Extension
PSS ID Number: 262042
Article Last Modified on 10/16/2002

FIX: Content-Disposition Attachment Header Does Not Save File
PSS ID Number: 279667
Article Last Modified on 10/24/2003

File Extensions Are Lost When Saving Files from the Internet
PSS ID Number: 176106
Article Last Modified on 12/16/2003



http://raw.cs.berkeley.edu/opengz/
A workaround for a couple of bugs in Microsoft Explorer related to the
opening of compressed files


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      03-06-2004
< posrtions snipped>
>
>
> MS KB info, a bit on the old side for the 1st one.
>
> FIX: Content-Disposition: Attachment Saves Wrong Filename for Unknown
> Extension
> PSS ID Number: 262042
> Article Last Modified on 10/16/2002


I looked there
but per Microsoft's site...there is was no known solution ...

I better check my email... I *sure* Bill will be contacting me soon <G>


 
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°Mike°
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      03-06-2004
This is not a Windows problem; Windows saves those
extensions correctly.
http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/temp/download.html

There is a problem on your Windows system that is
causing this behavior. It's possible that you have .tar
and .bz2 group associated -- that's a guess.


On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 09:47:00 -0600, in
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philo scrawled:

>I went to download a file that was an .iso.tar.bz2
>(confirmed this from Linux)
>but when downloaded from a windows machine IE6
>the file was renamed as an .iso.tar.tar
>
>Without having downloaded it from Linux there would have been
>no way to know what it really was...
>
>Do you think I should send a report to Microsoft?
>


--
Basic computer maintenance
http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html
 
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