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Old 07-28-2005, 10:54 PM   #1
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gedit'%s' returns errors

I'm using sylpheed claws as an email client when I'm trying to open up my attachments I get an error on the gedit that it cannot automatically detect or there is problems with autodetecting the character code.

can someone tell me how to please fix this.
I've read soo many threads on this and noone explains how to fix this they have code or a patch but don't say how to install or fix the problem in plain english.

my install is fedora core 4

Old 07-29-2005, 03:47 AM   #2
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your post is pretty confusing but i'm guessing it's saying that gedit'%s' isn't found or something? presumably it's because there's no space between gedit and '%s%' running geditilovemyhorse.txt isn't likely to work really...
Old 07-29-2005, 11:12 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Chris.
gedit is installed when I try to open an attachment is show gedit'%s' to use once you click to accept that then the file tries to open and returns the error about the character code and errors in getedit

from what I can gather is that you are saying that the gedit line is not correct and should read gedit '%s%' is this correct?

My line shows gedit'%s' that's it.
Old 07-29-2005, 01:21 PM   #4
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I checked it out tried your line as a suggestions and it didn't work
here is the actual message
"gedit was not able to automatically detect the character coding, please check that you are not trying to open a binary file and try again. Selecting a character coding in the open file or open location dialog.

my gedit line reads gedit '%s' which gives the error. I try to open the file via file open can see lots of characters but the actuial attachment message is garbled.
How do I fix gedit which is the program that opens these characters I guess.
I verified the program is installed.


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