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Old 07-10-2004, 04:01 PM   #1
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DIR and LS command returning *s

Hi all,

Just installed slackware 8 on my older pc. did a normal installation but with no X components (if this makes any difference). problem seems minor but is annoying - when i use the LS or DIR commands they return lots of asterisks **** and very little else. any ideas appreciated.

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Would help to know what your language
settings are ...

Old 07-10-2004, 06:45 PM   #3
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Not entirely sure. i picked a British (UK) keyboard but didn't specify anything else, presumably English UK or English US. Is this what you mean? is there a way i can check?



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