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Re: ^M in the info files

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: ^M in the info files
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 23:19:59 +0300
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> There are *many* such examples in my info directory.  230 out of 856
> files in my /usr/share/info have them.  It looks like all of them
> have one or more instances of the line (in cat --show-all syntax):
> address@hidden@^H]$
> In the case of faq.texi it is from the code:
> @node Concept index,  , Mail and news, Top
> @unnumbered Concept Index
> @printindex cp
> @contents
> I have texinfo-4.12 installed, but some of the relevant files date back
> as far as 2004/August, so it isn't just a recent thing.

This is an old feature, so I wonder why it starts causing problems
just now.

It is also used for embedded images in Info files:

  address@hidden src="BINARYFILE" text="TXTFILE" alt="ALTTEXT ... address@hidden

so with a lot of images the percentage of null-bytes may be too high.

The Info reader correctly treats the coding cookie, so one solution
is to write it to all Info files, but this does help with existing

But I still doesn't understand the problem with address@hidden in Info files.

Juri Linkov

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