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Old 08-17-2004, 04:53 AM   #1
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Unreadable format

When I open some files ( Most System Command files and log files ) in vi. It is displaying unreadable format , is there any way to read contents of these files?

Any help regarding....... ?
Old 08-17-2004, 05:02 AM   #2
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What are you trying to open them with? The system files are likely binary data files, therefore aren't readable. However, you can read and view their source, not the compiled binary if that is what you are looking to do...

As for your logs, that's odd.

less /var/log/whatever
In a terminal to read your log files.



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