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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tla panic

From: Aaron Bentley
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tla panic
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 12:42:23 -0400
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Na Li wrote:
I'm using tla 1.2 on Mac OX 10.3.3.

Now and then I got this:

bass$ tla file-diffs Wiki/Teaching/BiostatOne/ConceptsTechniquesReview
PANIC: execvp for diff returned to caller

It is just plain text file but tla seems to regard it as binary.  Google
search didn't bring anything useful.  Any idea what went wrong?

tla uses diff to determine whether files are binary or not. Apparently, diff considers a file to be binary if it contains the ASCII NUL character (0x00). Is it possibly a UTF-16 file? Those files usually contain a byte-order mark, which contains an 0x00, IIRC.


Aaron Bentley
Director of Technology
Panometrics, Inc.

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