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Re: how execute a script

On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 1:56 PM, Brian <ad44@cityscape.co.uk> wrote:
> On Tue 17 Nov 2015 at 13:08:49 -0500, shawn wilson wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 1:02 PM, Chris Bannister
>> <cbannister@slingshot.co.nz> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 09:31:53AM -0500, shawn wilson wrote:
>> >> On Nov 16, 2015 5:37 PM, "Lisi Reisz" <lisi.reisz@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> > department has been trying for an hour".  Puzzled, because I thought I had
>> >> > sent a .pdf, and had checked that it opened fine in Evince, I looked at
>> >> the
>> >> > file - groaned - and renamed scan-foo to scan-foo.pdf.  When resent it
>> >>
>> >> communicated (via its extension). If you create a pdf, it is bad to not
>> >> have the pdf extension - you've lost data.
>> >
>> > How have you lost data?
>> You loose what the file type (data) should be if you save a file w/o
>> an extension. Again, this is fine for an installed program (no one
>> cares as long as it works) but not so good for data that is processed
>> by another program or a script I want to edit.
> You would have to give a specific example where a file processed by a
> program or script fails to open for this argument to be convincing, You
> also have to distinguish between data in the file and information the
> extension conveys to the program.

How about just that vim filetype relies on the filename to determine the format?

I suspect there are other examples where an extension might be
*required* such as compression, but other than Windows, IDK off hand.

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