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Why does Mercurial think my source files are binary?

I've been working on a programming project in Notepad, so far. Today, I opened my source files in an IDE to debug one thing, and the IDE converted saved my files as binary (or so Mercurial reports, ...
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VMWare ESX storage more likely to cause file corruption than installing directly on hard disk?

On a ESX+Windows server, I help administrate, there is an accounting program using binary file storage, rather than a SQL-db with well-tested ACID properties. The binary files often have data ...
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Merge 3 ISO file segments into 1 complete ISO file

I need to merge 3 ISO files from Dell website and they state the following: Download all ISO file segments into an empty subdirectory on your local hard drive. After you have downloaded all ...
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Saving a binary file with HyperTerminal

I have an embedded platform that is connected to my Windows PC via the serial connection. The embedded application sends 532 bytes through the connection. Using HyperTerminal, I am able to see the ...
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How to efficiently update a copy of a large binary file

I have a large file (~20 GB, VirtualBox VM of Windows XP) that I would like to clone to a second computer and then keep synchronized, 1-way, from the primary computer. Is there a generic way of ...
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How to version large binary files?

I run Windows XP inside a virtual machine for some tasks. I attempted to use git to version the image for virtual box; however, it is about 6GB after all the service packs. I only have 6GB of ram ...
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How to compare mp3, flac audio data in a file, ignoring header data (ID3 tag) etc.?

I've backed up some audio files up in 2 places and added ID3 tags into one backup but not the other, since time has passed my own memory has faded on whether the backups are actually the same, but now ...
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Powershell overruling Perl binmode?

I have a Perl script which creates a binary file while scanning a very large text file. It outputs to STDOUT which I redirect in the commandline to a file. To optimize it I'm making changes then ...
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Binary diff file

I have installed an unofficial patch to an application I am using, which essentially uses unix's patch command to apply a binary diff file to a directory. It appears to me it modifies the object files ...
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Program to compare binary files

I'm looking for a freeware program that compares two binary files with each other, and can do the following things: Give a percentage of similarity Hash the files (give a few basic, as well as fuzzy ...
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How do I compare binary files in Linux?

I need to compare two binary files and get the output in the form <fileoffset-hex> <file1-byte-hex> <file2-byte-hex> for every different byte. So if file1.bin is 00 90 00 11 in binary ...