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docs: explain automatic decompression strategy for http remote provider
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johanneskoester committed Mar 31, 2022
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Since remote servers do not present directory contents uniformly, ``glob_wildcards()`` is __not__ supported by the HTTP provider.

.. note::

Snakemake automatically decompresses http remote files if they are marked as `Content-Encoding: gzip` by the server and **not** end with ``.gz``.
The reason is that for those files the rule obviously expects the uncompressed version.
If in contrast the file ends on ``.gz`` the compressed version is expected and therefore no automatic decompression happens.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

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