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Re: Changing Dump Paths

From: mark benedetto king <mbk_at_lowlatency.com>
Date: 2004-01-09 15:47:23 CET

On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 11:19:11AM +0100, Jan Hendrik wrote:
> At least under Win2000 it seems not to be possible to edit the
> dumpfile successfully. When I do so in either SciTE or EditPad and
> then load it into a new repository I get the message "Found
> malformed header block in dumpfiles stream". Comparing filesize
> before and after editing shows the file grew somewhat even if I just
> replaced one character by another. When saving with *nix style line
> endings the load process starts, but then stops for a mismatch of
> checksum. Am I missing something here or is this something I
> have to buy a Linux box for (and learn that OS first)? Not that I
> needed dumpfile editing currently, just was curious, also in regard
> of other possibilities this would offer.

The dumpfile is a binary format, even though it looks human-friendly.
You need to use an 8-bit-clean editor in order to make changes to it
safely. Perhaps emacs or gvim?


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