schwepes on 19 Jan 2006 22:32:38 -0000

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[PLUG] ASCII files

This is a modest problem but extremely frustrating.
For years, and from the name of the program, some of you will guess how
many years, I have used Multimate as a word processor.  This was a DOS
program by the same folks that brought you DBASE.  I converted files
from that to ASCII.txt and then tried to use them in a Linux environment,
Suse to be precise, and mtype refuses to read the whole file.  It drops
in the middle of a line where there should be no bizarre characters to
be read.  Mcopy gives an error messege when I try to invoke it.
I really want to be able to trash the machine and gain the workspace but
I don't want to waste time typing everything out again in vi or gnu.

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