[Newbies] mucking around in .changes file on linux/ubuntu

laurent laffont laurent.laffont at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 06:52:53 UTC 2010

In Emacs:

M-x revert-buffer-with-coding-system   utf-8-mac

Laurent Laffont

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 7:26 AM, Jerome Peace
<peace_the_dreamer at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> At some point in making and finding bugs, I am left with having to pick up
> pieces. On my mac I could always just read the whole changes file into a
> text editor and extract manually the tail bit.
> Having moved on to Ubuntu 8.04 my tools don't seem to match my needs.
> The Gedit editor refuses to read the text because it is in a format it
> can't decode. It tries Utf-8 and latin1.
> The Emacs editor will gladly read in the file but because the line endings
> are cr rather than crlf I get a file all on one line.
> My emacs skills are rusty so I've not figured out what to do next.
> Is there anyone out there who has deal with changes files and linux
> editors? What might work most elegantly or robustly?
> Yours in curiosity and service, --Jerome Peace
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