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Re: [vox-tech] unzip producing output that is garbage
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Re: [vox-tech] unzip producing output that is garbage

On Monday 10 April 2006 05:42 pm, Alex Mandel wrote:
> Dylan Beaudette wrote:
> > Howdy,
> >
> > downloaded some data from the seamless.usgs.gov website, only to find
> > that the ZIP archives that it delivered expanded to garbage!
> >
> > running `file` on all of the contents returned "data", when other types
> > should have been recognized. Also, a tiff file that was included in the
> > archive is not being recognized as a tiff in any program. Text files have
> > extra garbage near the top of the files.
> >
> > Any thoughts on what could be causing this?
> >
> > I have tried `unzip -b`  as well, trying to force the un-archiving of the
> > tiff file as binary, but without luck.
> >
> > Any thoughts/ ideas?
> >
> > Thanks!
> Are you sure the files you downloaded are good to begin with. Somehow I
> doubt they posted md5 or other hash methods for checking.
> What are the links, I'll try some on various other OSs with multitudes
> of unzips software and see if I can get it to work then give you and md5
> to check for a working version.
> Alex

thanks alex,

actually anything that i have downloaded _recently_ from seamless.usgs.gov has 
been delivered to me via download (you have to select an area on a map first) 
resulting in broken .zip files...


Dylan Beaudette
Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group
University of California at Davis
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