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Chrome for OS X (version 7.0.517.44) downloads a .tar.gz file and saves it as .gz.gz (e.g. Is there a way to fix it?

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closed as too localized by studiohack Aug 2 '11 at 11:25

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Where can I find 9.0 of Chrome? The beta is a 8.0... Thanks – ohho Nov 17 '10 at 2:23
Found 9.0 at Yes, 9.0 fixes this issue. – ohho Nov 17 '10 at 2:35
I hope you don't mind that I convert my successful comment to an answer, even though I suggested a dev channel release, which might not necessarily be a good idea. – Daniel Beck Nov 18 '10 at 6:33
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Use a newer version of Chrome. You can find all channels (stable, beta, dev) here.

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It's apparently a security feature. More info in Chromium Discussion issue # 1503.

The double extension (e.g. filename.gz.gz) is currently deliberately done, in order to avoid situations where an innocent website serves a malicious file by giving it a benign extension - e.g., an executable file being named as .jpeg

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Nevertheless, it has been verified and accepted as a bug. Sadly, there have not been any satisfactory fixes implemented. – ayaz Nov 16 '10 at 13:37
So it's actually File.tar.gz.gz, not File.gz.gz as the OP suggested? – Daniel Beck Nov 16 '10 at 16:52
It's File.gz.gz in my case. – ohho Nov 17 '10 at 2:15

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