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Re: Can't paste from files with .arc extension

From: Brian Adkins
Subject: Re: Can't paste from files with .arc extension
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 06:26:36 -0800 (PST)
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On Mar 7, 9:07 am, Brian Adkins <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mar 7, 9:00 am, Brian Adkins <address@hidden> wrote:
> > This seems like a strange problem to me. For some reason, I can't
> > select portions of a file with the mouse and paste it in another
> > window, if the file in question has a .arc extension.
> > I've been experimenting with Paul Graham's Arc language which as .arc
> > extensions. I originally thought it might have something to do with
> > the arc-mode.el major mode file I've been using for Arc code, but I've
> > turned that off, so the files are loaded in Fundamental mode.
> > I also thought it could be a file encoding issue, but if I copy the
> > file to a file with a different extension (.scm for example), I can
> > open the file and copy/paste with the mouse just fine. If I then copy
> > the file to a different file with a .arc extension, copy/paste is
> > broken again.
> > I can copy/paste within emacs fine, I just can't paste into another
> > application.
> > Can anyone think of why emacs might disable pasting to another window
> > for files with .arc extensions?
> FYI - I'm using emacs 23 built from source on Ubuntu Linux 7.10

Everything works fine when running w/o X via emacs -nw

While experimenting, I received the following error after entering the
following from the command line:

emacs bja.arc

"File mode specification error: (error "Autoloading failed to define
function archive-mode")

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