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bug#20526: BUG: text file is detected as binary

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#20526: BUG: text file is detected as binary
Date: Thu, 07 May 2015 09:23:27 -0700
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That file uses ISO 8859 encoding (presumably Latin-1 or Latin-9), so you need to grep it in a locale compatible with that encoding. It appears that you ran grep in a UTF-8 or other incompatible locale, which meant the ISO 8859 encoding wasn't valid and was treated as binary gibberish. You could try working around it with this:

grep -a PKG_NAME Makefile

or this:

LC_ALL=de_DE.iso885915 grep PKG_NAME Makefile

but in either case 'grep' might output the binary gibberish, which could cause other problems. So it might be better to change that non-ASCII character in the file's string "Raphaël" to use an encoding compatible with the encoding of your locale.

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