Report.txt file is not ascii


#1

When importing the netlist from the schematic into the layout, the report created can be saved to the file report.txt, except that file is not a standard ascii file. Does anyone know why the format isn’t the same as all the other kicad schematic and layout files? I can’t read it properly in my standard editor Vim, though maybe there is a simple fix. Has anyone already requested this file format change? I’ve also noticed that this file is often cut off before the end of the report.

Thanks


#2

What version of KiCad are you using?


#3

I’ve been using 5.0 on Windows for a while, but it’s possible that the cut off file is something from 4.07.


#4

The report file appears to use Unicode characters for the quote symbols, that is probably a bug.

I haven’t seen any files being cut off, but possibly a unicode sequence could be interpreted as end of file character.