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RE: recover file after crash


From: Ludwig, Mark
Subject: RE: recover file after crash
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:47:50 +0000

> From: Eli Zaretskii
> Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2013 4:40 AM
> 
> > From: "Ludwig, Mark" <address@hidden>
> > Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:56:47 +0000
> >
> > I think I thoroughly documented this in Bug # 9589
> > (http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=9589) for the
> > developers to consider, which see.
> 
> Assuming the OP has such long lines, yes.  But that would be unusual
> in a file that is being read in any kind of overview mode, because
> those normally are for human consumption, so long lines are unlikely
> to appear in them.

Agreed, this is not an every-day occurrence.

In my case, it is because log files I receive from customers sometimes
have a huge number of NUL bytes preceding the readable content.  This
leading, extremely-long line gets in the way of reasonable
responsiveness.

I also confess that I have not been keeping up with the current trends
in Emacs development.  Back when I started using EMACS [sic], it was
an excellent binary editor.  Apparently this is not a current
requirement, because it clearly is no longer useful for same.  Side
question: is there a GNU tool designed for editing binary files?

Cheers,
Mark



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