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hello, i want to open a document which is on the server, kwrite wants to open it but all characters are unmeaningful, the message like this: binary folder is opened. ...
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    kwrite problem


    hello,

    i want to open a document which is on the server, kwrite wants to open it but
    all characters are unmeaningful, the message like this:
    binary folder is opened. if you save, it can be damaged.
    i cant see the document correctly, what can i do?
    i want to solve this problem.

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    What does Konquerror say? Is your document a folder (directory) or a regular file? Have you tried:
    head 'path to your document/your document' in the Konsole?


    Edit:
    Just in case, 'path to your document/your document' should be automatically generated when drag & dropping the document onto the Konsole...

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    sorry, i dont understand

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    You are trying to open a binary file instead of text file.
    Open Terminal and cd to the folder where that file is stored Or copy that file to your Desktop. Execute file command command to check type of that file.
    Code:
    cd <path_of_file>
    file <file_name>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utnubu View Post
    sorry, i dont understand
    What does Konquerror say?
    Open Konquerror, the KDE file browser. Find your document there. Right click and select Properties.

    Have you tried:
    head 'path to your document/your document' in the Konsole?
    Open Konsole application. Type head and drop your document from the Konquerror.


    Or do as devils casper told

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