[rancid] Re: Howto use backup files ??
simon.leinen at switch.ch
Sun Jan 17 22:09:31 UTC 2010
> I make this test: i compare the file rancid backed-up with the one
> generated by the download link ( i.e. a page in my browser showing the
> config file as it should be seen ...);
> RESULT: the two files differs but apparently the contents are the same (
> i mean looking with VI both of them ).
> So i suppose that some strange characters ( not visible as ASCII ??? )
> are added by the browser, if only i noticed that saving the same file
> by right -click on the download link and selecting "save as " gives
> no problem on the generated file....
Possibly different end-of-line conventions. Some systems use LF (ASCII
10) to terminate lines, others CR+LF (ASCII 13 + ASCII 10), others CR.
> Some hints on solving this ???
Dump the first parts of the files in hex using e.g. "od -x" and check
whether this can explain the differences. Note that in hex, CR is 0d
and LF is 0a.
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