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Re: CR/LF problems after upgrade
- From: Shankar Unni <shankarunni at netscape dot net>
- To: cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 12:47:12 -0800
- Subject: Re: CR/LF problems after upgrade
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Cary Jamison wrote:
As far as I know, Unix is actually the oddball, using only a single
character to represent two actions on the old ttys, a carriage return
followed by a line feed. All oses I used before I was exposed to Unix had
<cr><lf> line endings - these included various other mini and microcomputer
oses of the late 70s early 80s era.
Thank you, Methuselah!
Hey, on the old OSes that *I* used, there was no concept of a "line
separator". *Real* OSes used *records* (fixed-length space-padded, or
variable-length) for all files, including text files :-). <CR><LF> was
only used for formatting the file for printing..
Back to the "bash"ing..