Reading text file with wierd file extension?

Grant Edwards grante at
Mon Feb 2 22:30:01 EST 2009

On 2009-02-03, Rhodri James <rhodri at> wrote:
> [Quoting restored for reduced
> On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 22:33:50 -0000, Lionel <lionel.keene at> wrote:
>> On Feb 2, 2:01 pm, Mike Driscoll <kyoso... at> wrote:
>>> On Feb 2, 3:43 pm, Lionel < at> wrote:
>>> > On Feb 2, 1:07 pm, "Diez B. Roggisch" <de... at> wrote:
>>> >> This is written very slowly, so you can read it better:
>>> > Please post without sarcasm.
> On Usenet?  You'll be wanting single unequivocal answers next!


> Seriously though, you had been asked several times for the
> traceback, so that we could stop guessing and tell you for
> sure what was going on, and you hadn't provided it.  Diez's
> mild sarcasm was not uncalled- for.  The fact that you didn't
> have a traceback partially excuses you, but it would have
> helped if you'd said so.

The OP might be well served by a careful reading of


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