Subject: Re: little things that bother me
To: Andy Ruhl <>
From: Justin Newcomer <>
List: port-cobalt
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 <> wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 16:32:32 -0500, Justin Newcomer <> 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
> stripped
> > 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.
> Andy