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[StrongED] Re: filetype &000
In article <559867c136list01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Martin <list01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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?!
Aaaah no! Ignore my previous note.
Chris said to do
but if you did
you will get nothing displayed.
The asterisk on the end is vital to indicate 'followed by anything'.
Martin Avison using a British Iyonix running RISC OS 5
and the Pluto mail and newsreader
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