fetch(1) vs browser download fails comparison
Kenneth W Cochran
kwc at TheWorld.com
Sun Dec 25 09:20:06 PST 2005
How might a file retrieved/downloaded by fetch(1) differ from the
same file downloaded by a web browser (in this case mozilla &
firefox)? Specifically, if I download the free version of
ZoneAlarm for Windows (about 10mb) by each of these methods, I
get the file(s) and they're both the same length, but they fail
comparison, both by cmp(1) and by differing md5 hashes. As a
counterexample, fetching OpenOffice (some 80mb or so) works fine
& hash-verifies correctly. This same behavior is with both
4.10-stable and 5.4-release. Ideas?
Please cc me any replies.
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