[kwlug-disc] Binary shell scripts?

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Fri Jan 3 15:09:12 EST 2014


On Fri, Jan 03, 2014 at 03:02:14PM -0500, Joe Wennechuk wrote:
> root at OSCAR-MASTER /home/oscar# less /home/oscar/scripts/backup-restore/backupOSCAR.sh
> "/home/oscar/scripts/backup-restore/backupOSCAR.sh" may be a binary file. ?See it anyway??

What happens if you say yes?

Sometimes there are special characters in the first part of a file,
like a foreign name in the comments, and it tricks less.

- Chris





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