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December 4th, 2003, 09:52 AM #1
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- January 18th, 2005
Hello - I've just recently signed on for the LinkShare data feeds and have been approved for a handful of merchants. I've found that the .gz files that are in my FTP account cannot be properly opened with Winzip.
The error message I'm getting is "Invalid Compressed Data - Unable to Inflate."
I'm wondering if there's an error with the file or if I'm doing something wrong. I've used at least a dozen data feeds in the past (downloaded in zipped format) and I've been using WinZip for years, so I'm thinking there's something wrong with the files.
Wanted to ask here first though...
Anyone else encounter this?
December 4th, 2003, 10:51 AM #2
December 4th, 2003, 05:25 PM #3
The data has probably been tarred. Change the extn to .tgz and try again..
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December 5th, 2003, 03:53 PM #4
Another problem I've seen once in a while is that the file is incomplete. Just about everyone generates the file directly into the FTP directory, which means that there is a window where the file is incomplete. It would be better to generate the file in a different location on the same drive, then move it. Moving (at least on a Unix system) is autonomous, which means it's either 100% there or it isn't there at all. There's no problem with partial files that way.
November 29th, 2010, 08:45 AM #5
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- February 7th, 2010
- Charlotte, NC
If any of the other suggestions do not work, try 7-zip. It will (as far as I know) open any type of archive. If the file has been tarred AND zipped, it will undo both. It doesn't make sense that someone would distribute those files to hundreds or thousands of people if there wasn't some way to open them. Winzip works great for most archives, if you use Windoze that is. I switched to Linux some time back, so I haven't used Winzip in years!
November 29th, 2010, 09:11 AM #6
Hopefully the OP has found a solution by now. This thread is 7 years old.
-rematt"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant." - Richard Nixon
November 29th, 2010, 09:20 AM #7
This thread is 7 years old. While your suggestion might have been a big help back then, it is less useful today. Try to check thread dates and contribute to current issues please.
November 29th, 2010, 09:30 AM #8