more wont show text.
So I like to backup (encode) my movies and convert them to mkv so I can play them on my media center. I will rip the subs and it convets it to a .srt file. When I look at the file with "more" in terminal everything shows up blank. When I open the file in emacs it looks fine. Is there some setting that I can change to make this viewable in terminal? maybe its the character format. Im lost here and any help would be awesome.
EDIT: I found out why more would not work. The file was savedd in unicode instead of ascii. Is there a command to convert unicode to ascii?
well, you could try iconv for that, but by convert, you'll mostly be just deleting...but try away:
iconv -f utf-8 -t ascii -c input.txt > ascii.txt
I use something similar:
in order to get an approximation of what was there.
iconv -c -f utf8 -t//TRANSLIT
See man iconv for details.
Best wishes ... cheers, drl
Excellent, Thanks I will try this when I get home today.