:-) Just found it. Thanks!

On Oct 19, 2005, at 12:46 AM, Stefan Schmiedl wrote:

> On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 09:38:43 +0200, Robert Evans  
> <robert.evans / acm.org> wrote:
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>> I have written some code that reads bytes from a file in bigendian  
>> order (the file was written in big-endian order). It works fine on  
>> unix, but on windows it dies when it encounters 1a, also known as  
>> 26 also known as ctrl-z also known as an eof character in dos.  
>> This causes the read to stop. Is this a known bug? Is something  
>> else going on here?
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Bob Evans
>>
>>
>>
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> File.open("name", "rb")
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> s.
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