pyparsing Catch-22

7stud bbxx789_05ss at
Mon Apr 16 05:26:39 CEST 2007

On Apr 15, 9:16 pm, a... at (Alex Martelli) wrote:
> 7stud <bbxx789_0... at> wrote:
> > 1) Even though the download at sourceforge said the file name was:
> > pyparsing-1.4.6.tar.gz
> > it was downloaded to my Desktop as:
> > pyparsing-1.4.6.tar
> > Did os x 10.4.7 automatically unzip it for me?  .gz means the file was
> > compressed with gzip, but I didn't have to do any unzipping.
> You probably have Safari, the browser, set up to do that upon download
> (but not set up to also untar the tarfile) -- I believe that those are
> its default settings.  Still, Safari's just an application, even though
> Apple reasonably chooses to bundle it into the OS; you might use
> Firefox, Opera, Camino, or any other browser, and the issue of what that
> given browser does upon download (and how to change those settings) will
> be different each time.  It's not really a question at OS level, rather
> it depends on each specific browser.
> Alex


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