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ClaireZhang2

I often need to download single code files, which requires me to download as zip and then unzip it. Is it possible for there to be options to download unzipped files? Or are there security reasons behind this lack of functionality?

Answered by dfnk [earned 5 cycles]
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dfnk

I think they zip it because, ZIP files are a little smaller in size.

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SixBeeps

Why don't you just copy the contents of the file into notepad and save it from there?

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ClaireZhang2

@SixBeeps I could do that. This isn't a big hassle for me- I am just wondering why there is no option to directly download the file.

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SixBeeps

@ClaireZhang2 Ah. I guess there just isn't much of a demand for it?

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CodeLongAndPros

@SixBeeps They could just tar it as well. That’s easier to use.

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SixBeeps

@CodeLongAndPros Nonono, they need to turn the source code into raw pixel data, compress it using JPG, and have that be downloaded.

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CodeLongAndPros

@SixBeeps Encode it as a tar and make asm program to decompress as png.

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SixBeeps

@CodeLongAndPros Create a gzipped tar file containing a copy of WinRAR and the program in a rar file.