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Re: How to view raw text in Emacs?

From: Alex Kost
Subject: Re: How to view raw text in Emacs?
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 22:07:20 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)

N. Jackson (2018-04-05 14:56 -0400) wrote:

> Sometimes when I'm using Emacs I want to see "what's really there"
> rather than the view of the text that Emacs is showing me. So far, I
> have not figured out how to do this. Usually after casting about in
> Emacs for a solution, the frustration builds sufficiently that I switch
> to Kate of Gedit to see what I want to see. I would like to learn how to
> do this in Emacs.
> For example, I open etc/enriched.txt. I realise that there is more there
> than I'm seeing and am curious to see what is actually in the file. I
> try `M-x fundamental-mode RET' which changes nothing. (I don't know why
> I think it should, but that always seems to be what I try first.) Then I
> see in the mode line that I'm in "Enriched" mode, so I try `M-x
> enriched-mode RET' to turn it off, which does seem to turn it off (it's
> nice that it's intuitive that way), but the view in the buffer doesn't
> change. I try `M-x set-buffer-coding-system RET raw-text RET', but that
> doesn't help either. I try `M-x set-buffer-coding-system RET
> no-conversion RET', but again there is no apparent change.
> Clearly I'm missing something here, but I'm not sure what it is. Any
> pointers would be welcome.

Perhaps "M-x find-file-literally" is what you are looking for.


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