Browser Alert -- cannot download links using Internet Explorer
By user554629 on Jun 22, 2012
Internet Explorer ( ie8, ie9 ) is mangling downloads from this blog.
(2013-03-15: Internet Explorer 10 works fine for downloading; it doesn't work to upgrade the Apache Roller Blogs.
Links to files on this blog ( eg., dirstats ) are typically downloaded using browser:
This works fine on Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Internet Explorer is not handling the html reference to the file, and adds .html to the filename. The file will be saved in an incorrect format. Relatively harmless for a script file that is plain text, but binary files like obiaix.tar.gz , will be corrupted, and there is nothing you can do about it.
"Don't get corrupted, get rid of
cable Internet Explorer, use firefox" ( sorry, US TV advert reference )
The useful part of the compressed tar file is that you don't have to worry about Windows line-end characters corrupting the scripts, and you don't have to change execution permissions to get the scripts to work.
chmod +x dirstats