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Stop automatic processing of downloaded files? (4 posts)

  • Started 18 years ago by guest
  • Latest reply 18 years ago from guest
  • guest Registered Member

    Is there any way to keep the downloaded files from being automatically procesed after download?

    Example: I download server log files on a regular basis. The files are compressed to *.tgz files automatically on the server. When I download them with Fetch v5.0.4 the files are automatically expanded with SuffitExpander, and the original *.tgz files are removed. I would much rather keep the *.tgz files since they are about 5% of the expanded file size, and I don't want to have re-compress them every time I download them.


    StuffitExpander is set to _not_ automatically expand files, _not_ continue expanding, and _not_ delete after expanding, however, it seems to do all three when downloading files with Fetch?

    This does not happen with other downloads (like via Finder, Safari, Firefox, Opera, etc), although I have not tried any other FTP clients, yet.

    Thanks for any hints on how to disable this behaviour or what is causing it to occur.

    Posted 18 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    Just FYI - I downloaded and tested demo/evals of MacSFTP v1.0.6 and RBrowser v4.2.1.2 and neither of them trigger StuffitExpander to process the *.tgz files. So, it seems to be a behaviour unique to Fetch and not the OS settings. I had a second look at the Fetch preferences, and I could not find anything that would indicate that I wanted the files to be 'processed' after be downloaded. TIA.

    Posted 18 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    By default Fetch 5 is set to expand most types of compressed files.

    To stop .tgz files from being uncompressed, follow these steps:

    (1) Connect to your server and select a .tgz file.
    (2) Click the Get Info button, or choose Remote > Get Info.
    (3) Click the triangle next to the "Transfer Option" label to show the Transfer Options pane.
    (4) Uncheck the "Automatically decode files like this" checkbox.

    To turn off decoding of other file types, you need to repeat these steps for each type you don't want to be decoded automatically. (We plan to make disabling all decoding easier in a future version of Fetch.)

    Let us know if this doesn't fix the problem. Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 18 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    Works like a charm!


    Posted 18 years ago #


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