Subject: Re: little things that bother me
To: Andy Ruhl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Justin Newcomer <email@example.com>
Date: 02/02/2005 17:15:07
so now that i know my file is corrupt
how do i fix it?
can you send me your file?
can i get the source for it and recompile it ?
is it something that i would have to do a full reinstall to get?
On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 14:38:04 -0700, Andy Ruhl <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 16:32:32 -0500, Justin Newcomer <email@example.com> wrote:
> > $ file /usr/games/fortune outputs
> > /usr/games/fortune: data
> This file is corrupt. What you should see is something similar to this:
> > file /usr/games/fortune
> /usr/games/fortune: ELF 32-bit LSB MIPS-I executable, MIPS, version 1
> (SYSV), for NetBSD 2.0, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), not
> > as for the terminal, i am using xterm, so my settings for up,down,
> > left, right come out the same as yours as escaped characters.
> > I know that vi can allow you to move while you are in insert mode, we
> > do it on the red Hat 9 machines at work all the time
> I didn't realize you were trying to move around in insert mode. Also
> note that this is not a core function of vi, as far as I know. Insert
> mode is for adding characters. Sometimes other stuff will work, but
> not always, in my experience.