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urllib produces garbled output under windows?

For Windows, you need to open the file in binary mode since Windows distinguishes between binary and text files. It works on Linux as-is because Linux makes no such distinction.

Change the line

fh = open(fn, "w")

to

fh = open(fn, "wb")

You may also want to consider doing the following:

with open(fn, "wb") as fh:
    fh.write(contents)

As it will handle closing the file for you in case of any type of exception.





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