corrupted phone database

Norman Yarvin yarvin-norman at
Sun Feb 3 15:59:10 AEST 1991

charlie at ureka.UUCP (charlie crassi) writes:
>Now I need to recover the corrupted file to retrieve all of the private
>unlisted and business contact phone numbers.

Most of the file consists of unprintable characters, and the remainder is
what you want, stored as text.  If the 3b1 cat took the '-v' option, that
would work; but it doesn't.  So you can use od -c to find out the numbers of
the unprintable characters in the file, and tr -d to remove them.

Norman Yarvin					yarvin-norman at

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