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[StrongED] Re: filetype &000
In article <398c669855.jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Jim Nagel <stred@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Chris Johnson wrote on 3 May:
> > In article <99267d7a55.jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> > Jim Nagel <stred@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> Might well be something with the OS or Filer rather than StrongEd,
> >> because sometimes "Set type" from the Filer menu behaves oddly: if
> >> I try to set type to, say, "Text" or "Obey", it fails; but can
> >> successfully set type to "&fff" or "&feb" -- which of course
> >> translate to Text and Obey.
> > When this happens, do a *show File$Type* in a task window. This
> > should list all the filetype number/name associations. Does this
> > include all the normal filetypes?
> It's happening again today: files saved from StrongEd appear in
> directory with filetype &000 and length 0 -- and I'm lucky to notice
> it, lest my work be lost.
> So I do *show file$type as Chris suggests. The result is an empty
> list! What is the meaning of this?!
The only way I can think that this has happened is that something has
done a command
or some contraction of that, where the last characters before the
trailing * were omitted. This would have removed the many OS variables
with that prefix.
But this should not have happened!
Does re-booting resolve the isue?
Martin Avison using a British Iyonix running RISC OS 5
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