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Re: D-I and busybox 1.9.1 test results

On Sat, 2008-03-08 at 13:51 +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> Hmm. Weird.
> If I use cat on the files, I get the content. But if I use less, I
> only get:
> $ less config.deb
> busybox-1.9.1/debian/config/config.deb:
> *** Contents:
> So that's why I thought they were empty. As I said, weird :-)

I tripped over this recently as well. Less (actually lesspipe via
$LESSOPEN in my case) tries to interpret *.deb as a Debian package,
which fails in the above manner if the file in question isn't actually a


Ian Campbell

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