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Item6308: viewfile adds trailing newline to attachments

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After debugging why pptx files were not able to be opened after passing through our TWiki installation, I finally noticed that there was one extra byte on the file after downloading it from our TWiki.

TWiki was adding a trailing newline to the file via the 'viewfile' script. Apparently all our file formats could handle it except pptx.

I found a HERE document which wasn't do anything to deal with the implied trailing newline, as described here: http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/UnixReview/col12.html

Patch follows:

--- lib/TWiki/UI/View.pm.orig   2009-03-09 18:40:05.000000000 -0700
+++ lib/TWiki/UI/View.pm        2009-08-18 20:14:14.000000000 -0700
@@ -421,15 +421,15 @@
     my $fileContent = $session->{store}->readAttachment(
         $session->{user}, $webName, $topic, $fileName, $rev );
     my $type = _suffixToMimeType( $session, $fileName );
     my $length =  length( $fileContent );
     my $dispo = 'inline;filename='.$fileName;
-    print <<HERE;
+    print substr(<<HERE,0,-1);
 Content-type: $type
 Content-length: $length
 Content-Disposition: $dispo

Summary viewfile adds trailing newline to attachments
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.BuckGolemon

SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Sat, 18 Apr 2009, build 18024
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed


TargetRelease patch

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Topic revision: r3 - 2009-09-02 - SopanShewale
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