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Jul
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comment iconv illegal input sequence- why?
@vinc17 how did you find out the file was in ISO-8859?
Jul
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asked iconv illegal input sequence- why?
Jul
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comment Grep with spaces suddenly doesn't work
Does this work? grep -E "HELLO[^\S+]FRIEND" file
Jul
8
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
8
comment Removing a specific line from a file
with certain versions of sed you don't need to do -i.bak just -i will do (but of course w/o backup file)
Jul
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awarded  Curious
Jul
2
comment Finding all large files in the root filesystem
relevant find . -type f -print | xargs du -sk | sort -rn
Jul
2
comment Test for a particular file format
file: invalid option -- 'l' @illuminÉ
Jul
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comment Normal looking text file, detected by file as ASCII Pascal program text
could you have a stab at unix.stackexchange.com/questions/140359/…;? thanks.
Jul
2
comment Test for a particular file format
thanks, i should have checked manpages. But unfortunately this doesn't work for the file I have uploaded in the linked question. file -k tmp still shows only ASCII Pascal program text as the only matching format whereas I expect it to match it with ASCII English Text.
Jul
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asked Test for a particular file format
Jul
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accepted Normal looking text file, detected by file as ASCII Pascal program text
Jul
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revised Normal looking text file, detected by file as ASCII Pascal program text
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revised Normal looking text file, detected by file as ASCII Pascal program text
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comment Normal looking text file, detected by file as ASCII Pascal program text
yes, it's /etc/magic. not under $home, i just wanted to say that i have the magic file somewhere (it shows path when you do file -v)
Jul
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comment Normal looking text file, detected by file as ASCII Pascal program text
@steeldriver see edit at the end of question.
Jul
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revised Normal looking text file, detected by file as ASCII Pascal program text
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comment Normal looking text file, detected by file as ASCII Pascal program text
@steeldriver yes, should i share it? Is there some version number for that file that will make you identify it?
Jul
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comment Normal looking text file, detected by file as ASCII Pascal program text
@terdon done it.