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How to download sample robots.txt files



12:55 pm on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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There is a comment in "Our big crawl" about how to correctly edit (in UNIX mode) and upload (in ASCII) robots.txt files.

This becomes relevant with the sample robots4.txt as the lines are long. I don't know how to put my editor into UNIX mode and I have no need to modify this file as it was created by experts. What is the correct way to download and save it please, so that it is not corrupted? I use Windows OS.


5:34 pm on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I think msg #2 in this thread [webmasterworld.com] will clarify for you. At least I hope so! ;)


10:30 am on Feb 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Dave,

But if FTP transfers corrects the mistakes, I was wondering why robots4.txt posted on this site doesn't validate with the validator on this site.