[Newbies] mucking around in .changes file on linux/ubuntu
peace_the_dreamer at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 15 22:14:51 UTC 2010
Hi Dave, Subbu, Chris, Laurent, antonio
Thank you for the many solutions to my problems. Many alternates are what I was looking for.
Many of your solutions look useful. All look interesting.
I will try them soon.
Yours in curiosity and service, --Jerome Peace
--- On Sun, 2/14/10, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> From: David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com>
> Subject: Re: [Newbies] mucking around in .changes file on linux/ubuntu
> To: "A friendly place to get answers to even the most basic questions about Squeak." <beginners at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
> Date: Sunday, February 14, 2010, 8:41 AM
> On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 10:26:13PM
> -0800, Jerome Peace 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
> > Yours in curiosity and service, --Jerome Peace
> I use a local one-liner shell script that I call "sqcat":
> cat $* | tr '\015' '\012'
> And another called "sqless"
> sqcat $* | less
> These are handy for viewing Smalltalk formatted files from
> the unix
> command line.
> If I have a scrambled image and want to edit the end of the
> with a vi editor, I do this:
> $ sqcat squeak.changes | tail -4000 > changes.txt
> The puts the last 4000 lines of the changes file into a
> text file
> for editing.
> When I am ready to to use the text file in Squeak, I use a
> browser and do the "remove line feeds" menu option before
> the file.
Ah. I new there must be a way to get linux to do the work. :)
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