Re: displaying binary files
On Fri, Aug 04, 2000 at 10:46:31PM +0000, john smith wrote:
> 1. if the console is "trashed" already with displaying binary..is there a
> way to make it recover w/o rebooting? logging out of the console doesn't
> seem to work.
"reset", as has been suggested to me in an older thread on this list. It's
the easist method.
The other method of un-fsck'ing the terminal is by typing 'Ctrl-V' followed
by 'Ctrl-O' and then hitting Enter.
> 2. how do I make debian ask/warn first before displaying a binary file?
"file" comes in very handy for this. Recognises pretty many file
formats. Try it.
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