[Clipart] Fix for file extension issue
Jonadab the Unsightly One
jonadab at bright.net
Fri Jul 2 21:23:20 PDT 2004
Bryce Harrington <bryce at bryceharrington.com> writes:
> Oh, btw, there is one zip file that was uploaded in PKZip 2 format,
> which Linux's unzip doesn't grok. If anyone happens to have a Windows
> box handy, would they mind repackaging it as a tgz or a zip v.1 file and
> reuploading it? The file is Backdrops.zip in the submission area.
PKZip 2.50 and 2.04G both say this zipfile is corrupted and recommend
using pkzipfix. In my experience, that always means the file was
either mangled in transit (such as by being transferred on a bad floppy
(unlikely in this case), by EOL conversions when being transfered over
the internet in a text mode (e.g., via ftp), or by being sent using an
encoding that doesn't encode control characters and non-ASCII
characters, over a medium where this is not safe (such as usenet)) or
(much more likely in this case) that the file was truncated due to a
network connection being dropped, a program (such as a browser)
crashing, the user hitting cancel, or some other interruption.
pkzipfix was able to recover _some_ of the files in the archive.
They're JPEGs. No README. (There could have been one in there
originally, but I wasn't able to recover it.)
I'm scping backdrops-repaired.zip into incoming as I write this.
split//,"ten.thgirb\@badanoj$/ --";$\=$ ;-> ();print$/
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