New personal experimental book

DJ Lucas dj at
Wed Oct 8 05:29:56 PDT 2008

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> DJ Lucas wrote:
>>>>>> Roll back to file-4.21.  The newer versions of file do not display the
>>>>>> character set if type is text/troff
>> Well, that is a separate issue.  File is still broken (either 4.21 with 
>> illogical guessing at the character encoding of text files, or 4.25 with 
>> non-working -e switch).  I didn't bother trying the -e switch with 4.26 
>> because I incorrectly assumed that the missing charset= output was a 
>> regression.
> I can't determine what version of File to use in the book.
> I used 4.26. DJ's book uses 4.23 (4.23 is what is in SVN
> right now). I really couldn't find the resolution of the
> problem described above in all the different posts on the
> subject, so I don't know which version to use. I'll skip
> the File package update for now.
> Any advice would be appreciated.
I reverted to 4.23.  I never got a chance to see if 4.26 worked.  In 
4.25, the -e (exclude) switch is broken, both long an short options do 
not work.

-- DJ Lucas

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