cross-platform compress & decompress

Mark Brownell gizmotron at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 1 18:45:51 CST 2003


On Monday, December 1, 2003, at 04:17  PM, Dave Cragg wrote:

> Mark, could you provide an example that doesn't work? I've never 
> encountered this problem, and I open a lot of compressed files (usally 
> stacks) across Win and Mac platforms.
>
> Are you using e-mail to transfer the files? I've come across cases of 
> supposedly binary files being "converted" during e-mail transmission.

I'm zipping the Mac files and then FTPing them to my website. I'm then 
downloading them, unzipping them on Windows. After that I can open the 
text files but I can't use Rev to decompress the Mac .gz files. Windows 
recognizes these compressed files as .gz but won't let me decompress 
them. \ mb





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