I store some log files in DropBox and sync the files with two computers, an iMac and a MacBook Air. I recently noticed that the file type of each log file is different on the two devices. On the iMac, it is ASCII text while on the MBBA it is data. The result is that I cannot do the analysis I want on the copy in the MBA.
I have no idea whether the problem is anything to do with DropBox, and wouold welcome any suggestions for how I can ensure that the file is ASCII text on the MBA too.