Jeff Abrahamson on 19 Jan 2006 23:41:14 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] ASCII files

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 05:32:15PM -0500, wrote:
>   [18 lines, 148 words, 997 characters]  Top characters: _toanrsl
> 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.

It would be interesting to see what you get from trying to read it in
emacs, or, more simply, by watching what "cat -v | more" says about
the contents.


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