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hi list
binand, i think by this u mean that every file in unix is a series of
bytes , no special bytes , whether text or binary files. just one query,
what exactly is an ascii text file  , as listed by the $ file <filename>
command ? i mean is ascii just means that some programs( cat , more
etc)  can output it neatly on the screen ? 

Binand Raj S wrote:
> Satheesh Kumar. N.K forced the electrons to say:
> > Hi,
> > How can I make out if a file is binary or text given its path?
> Linux (and other Unixes) doesn't distinguish between binary and ascii
> files. So there is no need for such a system call, and there is no such
> system call/function in linux.
> Binand
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