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I'm stumped! - can someone help? I have created an app and zipped it (gzip) as Heatsinks.tar.gz 877kB It is uploaded to the server and is 877kB there. When I ...
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    I'm stumped! - can someone help?
    I have created an app and zipped it (gzip) as Heatsinks.tar.gz 877kB
    It is uploaded to the server and is 877kB there.

    When I download the file from the server using Linux the file ends up on my desktop as 530kB and does not extract.

    I have tried using two different machines, one running Fedora5 with Firefox the other Suse 9.1 with Konqueror.

    If I download the file onto a Windows box with IE the file is 877kB and when transfered to any Linux machine and extracted, the app runs.

    Any assistance/help appreciated.

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    is it on an HTTP (web) server or an FTP server.
    Downloads from FTP servers are some times corrupted
    because of ascii conversion. The client in ascii mode
    attempts to convert the carriage return/line feeds
    according to whether it is DOS or UNIX.

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