[techtalk] Partial execution of /etc/rc.d/rc.M

K. Ziel zoop at scc.net
Mon Jan 17 22:44:58 EST 2000

If you're using VI, you can use :l (colon small-L) while on a suspect line and
it should show you the invisible characters...hit <enter> and it will return to

Alternatively, you can use :set list ( colon set list) and it will do the same
thing except for the entire file....<haven't checked on how to get outta this,
except i'm thinking that perhaps :unset list (colon unset list) might do


> During the system bootup, the init script /etc/rc.d/rc.M is partially executed.
> The last 3rd of the file does not get executed. When I run those remaining commands
> manually, they work fine. Why is that happening?
> Assuming there are some hidden characters in the rc.M file, I deleted the problem
> portion of the file, and retyped them. That did not help either. If there are some
> hidden characters in a text file, how do I find them out?
> Thank you in advance.
> Subba Rao
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