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 UWA week 40 (2nd semester, week 10) ↓
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7:23pm Wed 5th Oct, Christopher M.

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> Hello, the project sheet mentions that "Note that the files do not have to be text-files - they could equally be, for example, executable programs or object files." How do you read non .txt files? I've tried to read a .docx file but all i got from it was random alphabets... Unless the statement means that any file type can be used as an argument but only .txt files would be read?
Files ending in .txt DO NOT have to be text-files, and text-files DO NOT have to end in .txt C source-code files are text-files, and they do not end in .txt Reading? Review Lecture-8.
> Also another question! how do you get mkdir to create /tmp/trove as when i try to do that, i get an error since the /tmp file exists in the computer in a hidden folder
/tmp/trove is (will be) a *file*, not a directory.

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