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From: Crispin Cowan (crispinWIREX.COM)
Date: Thu Mar 08 2001 - 23:56:12 CST
Blue Boar wrote:
> OK, so now can someone tell me why doing a more on binary files
> often leaves me sitting in ed?
This is a bit speculative, but ... I've cat'd & more'd binary files on occasion,
and as a result had commands that I didn't type get issued to the shell. I assume
that what's happening is that certain control codes cause the VT100 (or
whatever) to echo text as if it had been typed on the keyboard.
-- Crispin Cowan, Ph.D. Chief Research Scientist, WireX Communications, Inc. http://wirex.com Free Hardened Linux Distribution: http://immunix.org