downloading jpeg using python--extra bytes?

.:|:. ng at
Tue Apr 11 04:40:38 CEST 2000

Hi Gabriel,

> The script works, with one exception: the jpeg image has
> extra bytes in it that corrupt the file.  I'm not sure exactly
> how the bytes are dispersed, but they're not all at the
> beginning or at the end.

> g = open("myjpeg.jpg","w")

I can only presume you are in an MS-DOS environment where you need to use

g = open("myjpeg.jpg","wb")

instead of

g = open("myjpeg.jpg","w")

otherwise linefeeds are converted into carriage return / linefeed pairs

(it does tell you this in the manual page for open :-)


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