[linux-elitists] Re: vi and Emacs

Jim Richardson warlock@eskimo.com
Thu Jan 15 09:47:08 PST 2004

On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 11:37:41AM -0500, Greg Folkert wrote:
>On Wed, 2004-01-14 at 17:52, J C Lawrence wrote:
>> On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 16:29:28 -0500 
>> Greg Folkert <greg@gregfolkert.net> wrote:
>> > The big deal for it was that emacs displayed it as only tildes a few
>> > number and letters scattered and the "@" symbol. It open the file just
>> > fine. I could not find a mode for xemacs/emacs that displayed it
>> > properly. I even had a "*nix is a process that runs under emacs"
>> > person look at one of the files. He couldn't do it either.
>> M-x hexl-mode
>Pretty... but it still doesn't display properly. Still getting "@",
>Tildes and scattered Characters.

Then I suspect you aren't actually in hexl-mode. On my machine, such a
file, displays the same in gvim, and emacs, once the proper mode is

Mind you, I still prefer (G)vim :)

>> > Don't "feh" me young man... I use Nano :).
>> Poor boy.
>Don't "Poor Boy" me... I can use Pico, too... so watch out, donchya


Jim Richardson     http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
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