[ic] Just fixed a nasty one

Grant listbox at email.com
Wed Sep 24 13:25:25 EDT 2003

> > I just got finished tracking down and fixing a problem with my
> > site that was
> > causing all sorts of strange behavior based on the "splitting" of
> > the header
> > line of the products.txt file into something like 10 lines instead of 1.
> > The only thing I've done with the products.txt header line in
> > recent memory
> > is adding a couple fields to it this morning, about the same time
> > I noticed
> > the problem with the site.  Does anyone know of anything that
> could cause
> > something like that?
> >
> > I noticed the exact same thing with another file a little while ago and
> > since it was the first time and I had never heard of anything like that
> > before I dropped it.  I think the insertion points of the breaks *might*
> > correspond to the window size of the SSH client (Putty) I was
> using at the
> > time of the file editing.  Any ideas?
> I think that the problem is in a field that contains carriage-return. This
> usually messes up the .txt files. One other thing could be that
> your editor
> (if you used pico) had line wrapping on. This messes up files with long
> lines. To disable wrapping you should run  "pico -w filename.txt" to avoid
> these problems. If you use vi, then I guess you wont have these kind of
> problems..

Actually I was using vi.  I should have mentioned that before.

- Grant

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