> i have some short text files (literally just lists of fully qualified
> file pathnames) put out by a basic perl routine that will not display
> in the mc viewer because
> identify: Length and filesize do not match 'file.txt'.
> identify: Static planes value not equal to 1 'file.txt'.
> leading to "Empty output from child filter"
> However, MOST of the files from this routine are fine, and in any case
> they ALL display without complaint in vim, gedit, cat, less, and
> fulfill their purpose within perl. But i like to be able to view them
> my usual way of course and this message is disturbing to me...i can
> find no informative reference to "Static planes value", etc.
> What does this mean?
Most likely, identify, a part of the ImageMagick kit, is mistaking your
text for images. Several image formats use a magic identifier that's a
short text string. Check the text to see if there's a possible ID string
Reynir H. Stefánsson ([email protected])
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