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revised Should all plain text files have some sort of suffix (e.g. *.txt, *.conf)
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answered Should all plain text files have some sort of suffix (e.g. *.txt, *.conf)
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comment How to customize .bashrc to configure command prompt?
@Gilles, you misunderstood: I prefer to type blueat the prompt (or in a shell script) than echo $blue.
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revised How to customize .bashrc to configure command prompt?
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answered How to customize .bashrc to configure command prompt?
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answered Parsing log files
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comment What is produced after using cat on an image?
@BOSS, saying a file is a text file as opposed to binary, only means that the file's binary content can be interpreted as text. Things used to be simple, either the file was ASCII or it was not. Nowadays the file could be a number of different text formats, including ASCII, UTF8, UTF16... On the hard drive they are all binary.
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comment What is produced after using cat on an image?
@BOSS, no, I believe gordoco meant to say that a terminal is a text device. The original purpose of cat is to put files together as in cat filea fileb > filec, if you don't transit via the terminal (as in this example) then it does not matter whether the file if text or binary. In the unix world, binary and text files are stored the same, only text files contain a somewhat restricted set of bytes. A common use of cat is to direct file contents to commands that do not take file names as parameters, but accept input from the standard input.
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answered Script to list only files of type ASCII text in the current directory?
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comment My awk program to change spaces into tabs doesn't work
@Mikel, Ok, I did not remember the early restrictions. How about accepting an answer?