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I have a strange directory in my home directory The directory is /Users/sally/vw It contains two files, each is named with a long string of numbers and letters Each file contains: S:9::9::::9:9::999::::::999::9999999:9999 What is this "vw" directory? -- Sally -- Sally Shears (a.k.a. "Molly") [email]sshearstheWorld.com[/email] -or- [email]SallyShears.org[/email] [url]http://theWorld.com/~sshears[/url]...

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    Default Strange Directory ~/vw

    I have a strange directory in my home directory

    The directory is /Users/sally/vw

    It contains two files, each is named with a long string of numbers and
    letters

    Each file contains:
    S:9::9::::9:9::999::::::999::9999999:9999

    What is this "vw" directory?

    -- Sally
    --

    Sally Shears (a.k.a. "Molly")
    [email]sshearstheWorld.com[/email] -or- [email]SallyShears.org[/email]
    [url]http://theWorld.com/~sshears[/url]
    Sally Shears Guest

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    Sally Shears <sshearstheWorld.com> writes:
    [...]
    > What is this "vw" directory?
    Do you own a Volkswagon?

    (Sorry, I had to do it. :)

    --
    David Magda <dmagda at ee.ryerson.ca>, [url]http://www.magda.ca/[/url]
    Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under
    the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well
    under the new. -- Niccolo Machiavelli, _The Prince_, Chapter VI
    David Magda Guest

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    Default Re: Strange Directory ~/vw

    On Tue, 01 Jul 2003 03:42:03 +0000, Sally Shears wrote:

    > Each file contains:
    > S:9::9::::9:9::999::::::999::9999999:9999
    >
    > What is this "vw" directory?
    >
    > -- Sally
    open up terminal and type the command 'file' (no quotes) then the name of
    one of those 2 files. see if it tells you what kind of files they are.
    johnny bobby bee Guest

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    Default Re: Strange Directory ~/vw

    johnny bobby bee <steporemailexcite.com> wrote:
    : On Tue, 01 Jul 2003 03:42:03 +0000, Sally Shears wrote:

    :> Each file contains:
    :> S:9::9::::9:9::999::::::999::9999999:9999
    :>
    :> What is this "vw" directory?
    :>
    :> -- Sally

    : open up terminal and type the command 'file' (no quotes) then the name of
    : one of those 2 files. see if it tells you what kind of files they are.

    Result: ASCII text.

    Thanks. It was worth a try, but didn't learn anything.

    -- Sally
    --

    Sally Shears (a.k.a. "Molly")
    [email]sshearstheWorld.com[/email] -or- [email]SallyShears.org[/email]
    [url]http://theWorld.com/~sshears[/url]
    Sally Shears Guest

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    Heather Donahue <nospamsonic.net> wrote:
    : In article <bdqvub$vou$2pcls4.std.com>,
    : Sally Shears <sshearstheWorld.com> wrote:

    :> I have a strange directory in my home directory
    :>
    :> The directory is /Users/sally/vw
    :>
    :> It contains two files, each is named with a long string of numbers and
    :> letters

    : My guess is you have, or did have, a copy of VisualRoute and have run it
    : at least once. I tried it out some months ago and it left the same "vw"
    : directory in my home directory.

    Bingo. Thanks, Heather. That's it.

    -- Sally
    --

    Sally Shears (a.k.a. "Molly")
    [email]sshearstheWorld.com[/email] -or- [email]SallyShears.org[/email]
    [url]http://theWorld.com/~sshears[/url]
    Sally Shears Guest

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