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Old 02-17-2005, 08:38 AM   #1
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I'm not sure what I'm missing or doing wrong, but for some reason, some of my text files display a bunch of hex and that's it. I was trying to edit my fluxbox menus on my Slackware 10.1 machine and all I can see is hex. Does anyone know how I can fix this?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 09:05 AM   #2
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please tell us what you're actually doing to edit / view these files. if you just run "cat ~/.fluxbox/menu" or something you should be fine... if that shows hex, then your menu contains hex... so got broken somehow.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 09:19 AM   #3
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Sorry about that...I use vi to edit files. Using the cat command I see a lot of gibberish too. This is a fresh install so I'm not sure what I did to break it. How do I go about fixing this? Updating Fluxbox?
 
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`file` the file first to try and determine whether it is a tect file, command etc.

Next if the menu works correctly, then thats how it's supposed to be. If it works correctly and is gibberish (??), then it's really compiled code and you should find out how it was built.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 12:05 PM   #5
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The menu file should be text. You're supposed to be able to go in there and edit the menus to your liking. I might just try an upgrade for Fluxbox and see what happens.
 
  


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