I have a couple of C++ source files (one .cpp and one .h) that are being reported as type data by the
file command in Linux. When I run the
file -bi command against these files, I'm given this output (same output for each file):
Each file is clearly plain-text (I can view them in
vi). What's causing
file to misreport the type of these files? Could it be some sort of Unicode thing? Both of these files were created in Windows-land (using Visual Studio 2005), but they're being compiled in Linux (it's a cross-platform application).
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Update: I don't see any null characters in either file. I found some extended characters in the .cpp file (in a comment block), removed them, but
file still reports the same encoding. I've tried forcing the encoding in SlickEdit, but that didn't seem to have an effect. When I open the file in
vim, I see a
[converted] line as soon as I open the file. Perhaps I can get vim to force the encoding?