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Old 07-12-2003, 11:19 AM   #1
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Midnight Commander


When I am browsing the midnight commander and I want to read a text file I press F4 and I can read it but there are a lot of Ms all around the file. Why?
 
Old 07-12-2003, 11:23 AM   #2
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F4 is edit mode - F3 is view mode. You are probably viewing the non-printing characters.
 
Old 07-12-2003, 11:45 PM   #3
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Maybe you were viewing a file from DOS that contains CR+LF, while Linux expecting only LF.

You may convert DOS text file to Linux Text file by using dos2unix utility.
 
  


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