ldconfig.real encoding?

I have an error involving my nvidia driver, and the solution I found online seemed to involve changing a reference in the /sbin/ldconfig.real file. But it appears to be encoded in some odd way I can’t identify. The error message I get when I try to open it in Kate says that claims to be UTF-8, but has invalid characters. If I try in VIM, I get a lost a “@” characters, but nothing that looks like text. So how can I edit this file?