• last kick at the cat

    From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Michiel van der Vlist on Mon Apr 21 22:53:42 2014
    Hey Michiel!

    Not sure if this repost will fix the problem but it is worth one last shot. If this works then I am sure I know where I went wrong.

    MvdV> So you actually reïnvented the wheel and wrote a complete packet
    MvdV> viewer?

    Nope. I just more or less followed the Unix philosophy as I learned it back in the early 1990's. A healthy part of the philosophy is that unless you think you can do better, use what is presented to you as part of the system. So the reader is simply a shell wrapper to; tr '\0\r\1' '\n\n@' < $HOME/archives/new_messages.raw | less

    Works like a charm and as long as I don't pipe it to 'less -r' then all is revealed including the BOM when you decide to include it. With 'less -r' it would be ignored. Also 'less -r' works great with ansi codes for colourization and the such.

    MvdV> It is a text editor, so you have to apply it to some "text".

    Yes including utf-8 characters such as the Euro symbol. I can also shell out commands and have the output redirected into a message such as this command which should result in the Euro symbol being inserted below;

    command: r ! echo -e "\u20ac"

    Neat eh! A better example might be the output of 'lscpu' which will post the specs of the machine I am typing this reply on;

    ----- output of 'lscpu' starts

    Architecture: x86_64
    CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
    Byte Order: Little Endian
    CPU(s): 4
    On-line CPU(s) list: 0-3
    Thread(s) per core: 2
    Core(s) per socket: 2
    Socket(s): 1
    Vendor ID: GenuineIntel
    CPU family: 6
    Model: 28
    Model name: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D525 @ 1.80GHz
    Stepping: 10
    CPU MHz: 1800.070
    BogoMIPS: 3600.14
    L1d cache: 24K
    L1i cache: 32K
    L2 cache: 512K

    ----- output of 'lscpu' ends

    MvdV> why reïnvent the wheel?

    I didn't. I use what is presented to me. All I had to do to make it work with fidonet messaging is was to strip out all the binary from raw pkts and dump the result to a so-called stored msg file although it isn't exactly the same as the ftn stored MSG format it is very simular in structure which makes it easy to redirect it to a outbound pkt such as this reply when I am done creating it.

    MvdV> but there is no need for everyone to do that is there?

    Nope. However I enjoy working with tools that I am comfortable with and that are extremely powerful. I have yet to find anything comparible in fidonet. Have you?

    BTW the msg scanner part shows your message as: text/plain; charset=utf-8

    I don't see a BOM in this one but even if there was one the result will be the same. However 'iconv' will fail unless the BOM is stipped beforehand. Just thought you might want to know.

    Life is good,

    ... Don't cry for me I have vi.
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